The Black Answer (1969)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A well-intentioned but hopelessly dated TV drama, Black Answer boasts an impressive African-American cast, including Ivan Dixon, Raymond St. Jacques, Abbey Lincoln and Herb Jeffries. Tony Franciosa stars as Crime magazine reporter Jeff Dillon, investigating the fire-bombing death of a black newspaper editor who advocated nonviolence. The chief suspect is Joe X Lee (Ivan Dixon), a leading black militant. The motive may have been that Lee was about to be exposed as a fraud, who'd sold out his brothers to the cops. Black Answer originally aired as the December 13, 1968 episode of the TV series Name of the Game.



reporter, crime, death, editor, magazine, African-American, investigation, newspaper, non-violence