In the Heat of the Night - Sidney Poitier / Rod Steiger - Movie Poster Framed Picture 11"x14"
In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel and tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi.
It stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.
The film won five Academy Awards, including the 1967 awards for Best Picture and Rod Steiger for Best Actor.
In 2002, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".