The Split (1968)

A movie about a crime, based on the novel The Seventh by Richard Stark. Like the promotion said, "They just stole a half million dollars in front of a hundred thousand witnesses...  But watch what happens when it's time for The Split!"  In this partly violent motion picture (it was the very first theatrical release to receive an R rating from the then-new MPAA's film rating system), Diahann plays the role of the ill-fated Ellie, girlfriend to the leader of the pack (Jim Brown). The music was written by Quincy Jones.


Jim Brown ... McClain
Diahann Carroll ... Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
Ernest Borgnine ... Bert Clinger
Julie Harris ... Gladys
Gene Hackman ... Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Jack Klugman ... Harry Kifka
Warren Oates ... Marty Gough
James Whitmore ... Herb Sutro
Donald Sutherland ... Dave Negli
Joyce Jameson ... Jenifer
Harry Hickox ... Detective
Jackie Joseph ... Jackie
Warren Vanders ... Mason

Writing credits
Donald E. Westlake (novel)
Robert Sabaroff (screenplay)

Directed by
Gordon Flemyng

This MGM movie premiered October, 1968.


Not available on DVD.


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