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An African-American man named Clay (Al Freeman Jr.) rides the New York City subway and becomes the fixation of a white woman, Lula (Shirley Knight), who is seemingly sexually attracted to him. Lula's brazen attempt to seduce Clay in public feels menacing, and he is rejects her advances. She becomes increasingly threatening and Clay eventually snaps, no longer able to remain polite in the face of her anger. His reaction, though, has severe repercussions.

Release details

Release date: Monday February 27 1967
Duration: 56 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Harvey
Screenwriter: LeRoi Jones
Cast: Shirley Knight
Al Freeman Jr
Howard Bennett
Robert Calvert
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