The Liberation of L.B. Jones

The Liberation of L.B. Jones

Director: William Wyler Cast: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne

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Overview

Justice runs red in the deep South in this powerful drama. Steve Mundine (Lee Majors) is a young lawyer who, shortly after marrying his sweetheart Nella (Barbara Hershey), takes a position with a law firm in a small Southern town, run by his uncle Oman Hedgepath (Lee J. Cobb). L.B. Jones (Roscoe Lee Browne) is a well-to-do African-American funeral director who comes to Hedgepath's firm in search of legal representation. Jones wishes to divorce his wife Emma (Lola Falana), but his grounds make the case a hot potato -- Jones has learned Emma has been having an affair with Willie Joe Worth (Anthony Zerbe), a white police officer who is the father of Emma's unborn child. Worth does not want his affair dragged into a court of law, so he and his fellow officer Stanley Bumpas (Arch Johnson) violently take matters into their own hands. The last feature film from legendary Hollywood director William Wyler, The Liberation of L.B. Jones was based on a novel by Jesse Hill Ford.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
UPC: 0043396380783
Original Release: 1970
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank: 63,354

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee J. Cobb Oman Hedgepath
Anthony Zerbe Willie Joe Worth
Roscoe Lee Browne Lord Byron Jones
Lola Falana Emma Jones
Lee Majors Steve Mundine
Barbara Hershey Nella Mundine
Yaphet Kotto Sonny Boy Mosby
Arch Johnson Stanley Bumpas
Chill Wills Mr. Ike
Zara Cully Mama Lavorn
Fayard Nicholas Benny
Joe Attles Henry
Lauren Jones Erleen
Brenda Sykes Jelly
Larry D. Mann Grocer
Ray Teal Chief of Police
Eve McVeagh Secretary
Sonora McKeller Miss Ponsella
Jack Grinnage Driver
John M. Jackson Suspect
Dub Taylor Mayor

Technical Credits
William Wyler Director
Gene Ashman Costumes/Costume Designer
Seth Banks Costumes/Costume Designer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Carl Kress Editor
Ben Lane Makeup
A. Ronald Lubin Producer
Arthur Piantadosi Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Ray Asst. Director
Kenneth A. Reid Production Designer
Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Robert Swink Editor
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design

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