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  • Sidney Poitier Teaser

  • Starring Sidney Poitier Introduction

    In the following introduction, recorded in 2020, film scholar Mia Mask explores Sidney Poitier’s significance as both one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century and an agent of social and cultural change.

  • Sidney Poitier on IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

    The following segment is from an interview with actor Sidney Poitier that was included in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years . . . 100 Cheers” television special, about the one hundred most inspiring films of all time, which originally aired on June 14, 2006.

  • Uptown Saturday Night

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1974 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Richard Pryor

    Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this hilarious adventure about a couple of guys who sneak away from their wives for a little fun but get in way over their heads. Whe...

  • Buck and the Preacher

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1972 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

    Civil War veteran Buck (Sidney Poitier) has signed on to guide a wagon train of newly freed slaves moving to claim homesteads in the west. Along with Buck’s wife, Ruth (Ruby Dee), who works tirel...

  • To Sir, with Love

    Directed by James Clavell • 1967 • United Kingdom
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson

    Sidney Poitier delivers one of his finest performances as a novice teacher who gets a rude awakening when he is assigned to teach a class of rowdy, rebellious teenagers in London’s gritty Ea...

  • A Warm December

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1973 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, George Baker, Esther Anderson

    A new city, a new life. Dr. Matt Younger, a lonely American widower, receives a new chance at love when he travels to London. Sidney Poitier plays Younger and directs this tender story of une...

  • Lilies of the Field

    Directed by Ralph Nelson • 1963 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann

    Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), an itinerant handyman, is driving through the Arizona desert when he meets five impoverished nuns. Stopping to fix their leaky farmhouse roof, Homer discovers that not on...

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  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

    Movie

    Directed by Gordon Douglas • 1970 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair

    In this suspenseful sequel to IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, screen legend Sidney Poitier reprises his role as the titular investigator, who now must solve a puzzling murder in the City by the Bay...

  • Uptown Saturday Night

    Movie

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1974 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Richard Pryor

    Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this hilarious adventure about a couple of guys who sneak away from their wives for a little fun but get in way over their heads. Whe...

  • A Warm December

    Movie

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1973 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, George Baker, Esther Anderson

    A new city, a new life. Dr. Matt Younger, a lonely American widower, receives a new chance at love when he travels to London. Sidney Poitier plays Younger and directs this tender story of une...

  • Buck and the Preacher

    Movie

    Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1972 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

    Civil War veteran Buck (Sidney Poitier) has signed on to guide a wagon train of newly freed slaves moving to claim homesteads in the west. Along with Buck’s wife, Ruth (Ruby Dee), who works tirel...

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

    Movie

    Directed by Stanley Kramer • 1967 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn

    A crucial snapshot of evolving American race relations in the civil rights era, this touchstone comedic drama stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy (in the last of their iconic pairing...

  • In the Heat of the Night
    Movie + 7 extras

    In the Heat of the Night

    Movie + 7 extras

    Directed by Norman Jewison • 1967 • United States
    Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

    Passing through the backwoods town of Sparta, Mississippi, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder case. He forms an uneasy alliance with the bigoted po...