The Liberation of L.B. Jones

1970

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

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In this William Wyler drama (the director's final film), a rich black man (Roscoe Lee Browne) is murdered after he refuses to stop divorce proceedings against his wife (Lola Falana), who is having an affair with a white cop (Anthony Zerbe).

Cast

Lee J. Cobb
as Oman Hedgepath
Anthony Zerbe
as Willie Joe Worth
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Lord Byron Jones
Lola Falana
as Emma Jones
Lee Majors
as Steve Mundine
Barbara Hershey
as Nella Mundine
Yaphet Kotto
as Sonny Boy Mosby
Arch Johnson
as Stanley Bumpas
Chill Wills
as Mr. Ike
Zara Cully
as Mama Lavorn
Ray Teal
as Police Chief
Eve McVeagh
as Miss Griggs, Secretary
Sonora McKeller
as Miss Ponsella
John Jackson
as Suspect
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Critic Reviews for The Liberation of L.B. Jones

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Unfortunately, not much more than a... sexploitation film.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Wyler sets up genre expectations of the liberal Hollywood movie that he then ruthlessly dismantles.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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