The Liberation of L.B. Jones 1970

Yaphet Kotto in Liberation of LB Jones

The Liberation of L.B. Jones is a 1970 American drama film directed by William Wyler.

A wealthy undertaker seeks to engage a respected lawyer to represent him in a divorce action against his young wife.

The screenplay by Jesse Hill Ford and Stirling Silliphantis based on Ford’s 1965 novel The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones. The novel, in turn, was based on events that happened in a Southern town where writer Ford lived. After he wrote the book, he was verbally attacked for writing about the events that had occurred in his town. The motion picture’s release added to the controversy, especially in Humboldt, Tennessee, where Ford lived.

The film stars Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee J. Cobb, Lola Falana and Lee Majors


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