Preminger always seemed to attract heavyweight actors for lightweight films (SKIDDOO!, SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, ROSEBUD, THE HUMAN FACTOR, and a host of other bombs). The reviews of this one were universally damning. Set in the South at the end of WW II, HURRY SUNDOWN features Caine as a mean
real estate developer buying up property. Two small lots evade him. One is owned by a poor white family, and the other by a poor black family. Caine sends his wife, Fonda, to the black family's home to convince them to sell. The matriarch, Richards, is her one-time nanny. Richards has a heart
attack and dies in a simply ridiculous scene. Hooks, her son, becomes the new leader of the...