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The Spook Who Sat by the Door

The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 1973 film based on the novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee. It is both a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Release date: September 21, 1973 (initial release) Director: Ivan Dixon Running time: 102 minutes Cast: Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston, Jack Aaron Screenplay: Sam Greenlee, Melvin Clay