Tick, Tick, Tick

Tick, Tick, Tick

Director: Ralph Nelson Cast: Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March


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When Jimmy Price (Jim Brown) wins an upset victory for sheriff, he becomes the first black man ever to hold the job (or any elective office) in anyone's memory in his rural southern county. He also sets off an ominous rumblings as the entire county seems split apart by his presence -- Mayor Parks (Fredric March) offers him the support of his office, but many whites aren't prepared to accept a black man as sheriff, while most of the whites that can accept him aren't saying so too loudly; a lot of older black residents, remembering decades of Jim Crow laws that only lately disappeared, are more confused than encouraged by Price's victory, while younger, more radical black citizens like George Harvey (Bernie Casey) have little use for Price's straight-arrow personality; they expect him to show them favoritism, and when he doesn't, they suspect him of being an nothing but a white man in black skin. Even Price's own wife (Janet MacLachlan) wonders if the cost of his being sheriff is too high. He finds himself alone, walking a tightrope between all of the forces pulling at him, and then the whole situation threatens to explode when he arrests the good-for-nothing son (Bob Random) of a wealthy man from the next county, who has killed a child while driving drunk. Soon the local klavern of the Ku Klux Klan is planning a meeting, and a lynch mob seems to be gathering across the county line to break the prisoner loose and take care of the sheriff. Price finally gets some unexpected help from his embittered predecessor, John Little (George Kennedy) -- Little would like nothing more than to sulk over losing his longtime job, but with his wife's coaxing he realizes that he can't let Price fail without the risk of destroying everything he worked for years to build.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2012
UPC: 0883316470589
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 23,585

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Brown Jimmy Price
George Kennedy John Little
Fredric March Mayor Jeff Parks
Lynn Carlin Julia Little
Don Stroud Bengy Springer
Janet MacLachlan Mary Price
Richard Elkins Brad,Wilkes
Clifton James D.J. Rankin
Bob Random John Braddock
Bernie Casey George Harley
Anthony James H.C. Tolbert
Dub Taylor Junior
Ernest Anderson Homer
Barry Cahill Bob Braddock
Calvin Brown Harrison Harley
George Cisar Barber
Dan Frazer Ira Jackson
Roy E. Glenn The Drunk
Paulene Myers Mrs. Harley
Renny Roker Shoeshine Boy
Leonard O. Smith Fred Price
Karl Swenson Braddock
Bill Walker John Sawyer
Dino Washington Randy Harley
Mills Watson Dep. Joe Warren
Anne Whitfield Mrs. Dawes

Technical Credits
Ralph Nelson Director,Producer
James Lee Barrett Producer,Screenwriter
Alex Beaton Editor
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Jack Clement Songwriter
Mike Curb Musical Direction/Supervision
George W. Davis Art Director
William Glasgow Art Director
Michael S. Glick Asst. Director
Don Greenwood Set Decoration/Design
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
John Hartford Songwriter
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Jimmy Payne Songwriter
Jerry Styner Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tick, Tick, Tick
1. Chapter 1 [2:44]
2. Chapter 2 [3:31]
3. Chapter 3 [2:13]
4. Chapter 4 [2:09]
5. Chapter 5 [3:04]
6. Chapter 6 [4:05]
7. Chapter 7 [3:02]
8. Chapter 8 [3:33]
9. Chapter 9 [3:27]
10. Chapter 10 [3:20]
11. Chapter 11 [3:40]
12. Chapter 12 [3:58]
13. Chapter 13 [4:07]
14. Chapter 14 [3:04]
15. Chapter 15 [3:40]
16. Chapter 16 [3:49]
17. Chapter 17 [2:22]
18. Chapter 18 [3:36]
19. Chapter 19 [4:16]
20. Chapter 20 [2:32]
21. Chapter 21 [3:46]
22. Chapter 22 [2:09]
23. Chapter 23 [2:52]
24. Chapter 24 [3:43]
25. Chapter 25 [4:38]
26. Chapter 26 [2:47]
27. Chapter 27 [3:59]
28. Chapter 28 [2:38]
29. Chapter 29 [3:05]
30. Chapter 30 [:56]

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