They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

Synopsis: San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling domestic woes, including a frustrated wife and a rebellious adolescent son.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Gordon Douglas
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Will you get away from me?!

Get away from me!

Get the hell away from me.

I can't even fake it any more!

Well, what are you waiting for?

I had it better this afternoon

over there on the rug!

Much better! Now get outta here!

I'm sick of you and your lousy hang-ups!

Just get the hell outta here,

and take this thing with you!

You lousy son of a bi...

It's Mealie.

Miss Joy?

Comin' in, Miss Joy.

Comin' in for the trash.

Miss Joy?

Miss Joy?!

Mr Weedon. Mr Weedon!

Mr Weedon! Mr Weedon!

Mr Weedon!

I told you to keep away from here.

That girl down in 3A, Joy Sturges...

She... she's dead!

- She's what?

- She's dead.

There's a lot of blood down there.

Somebody's done a terrible thing.

Shut up! You want 'em to hear you

clear across the bridge?

The poor girl's

laying down there in the...

Now, Mealie, just take it easy.

Now, take it easy.

Now, what the hell

are you talking about?

I... I went in there,

just like I always do

when she forgets to put the trash out.

And there...

..on the floor, right there...

I think it happened just now.

- Did you see anybody?

- No.

People come in and out of there

all the time. You saw somebody.

No. No, not a soul.

I... I didn't see any...

Think, Mealie, think.

Nobody. I...

- Yes. Yes.

- Who?

Mr Sharpe.

Logan Sharpe?

- Yes.

- When?

About a half-hour ago,

maybe a little more.


But he went to see...

went to see her often.

He'd... you know, he'd...

Man just, uh... spreadin' the Word.

- Did he see you?

- No.

Now, don't you go

suspicionin' Mr Sharpe.

I've never had any trouble in this building.

Now I'll have police all over the place.

I... I don't want anything

to do with no police neither.

You don't tell them nothin'.

- Don't even tell 'em I saw Mr Sharpe?

- Nothin', I said!

You understand? All you know

is the inside of a trash can.

Now, look, uh... Mealie.

I take care of you, right? Huh?


Take it. Don't you want it?

Now, you have a good time.

But remember, don't you say nothin'

to nobody. Get it? Nothin' to nobody.

Mighty nice of ya, Mr...

It's OK.

Remember what I said.

Marden here.

Mm-hm. OK, put him through.

- Logan did it.

- Who?

Logan Sharpe killed a girl.

He did what? Who is this?

110 St James Street, apartment 3A.

She was his girl. We saw him running

out of the apartment. Got that?

Uh, hold on. I want to get a pencil.

Don't get cute!

- Captain, about this report...

- What is it?

Uh, I'll initial that later.

- You ever been arrested?

- Once.

- What was the charge?

- Hooker.



How are ya?

I'm fine.


Not long. In a little while.

It is Sunday. And you have a family.

A family? What's that?

- Would you like anything special to eat?

- No. Something light. A beer, that's all.

Hey, uh... can we go

and hear Logan tonight?

I can get a sitter. OK?

Not tonight, honey. I'm... I'm beat.

- Did you hear me?

- Yeah, I heard you. You're beat.

- You're mad.

- No, I'm not.

- Don't be too late, OK?

- OK.

Virge, uh... Something's up.

I think you'd better go with Herb

and have a look. Do you mind?

What would you say if I said yes?

It's your pal, Logan Sharpe.

He may be in a jam.


- Anything?

- Too good to be true.

OK, hurry it up.

Stanley? What have you got?

- Nobody in or out since we got here, sir.

- Who's been questioned?

Everybody on the first two floors. Carter

and Levy are covering the upper floors.

- Lady at the switchboard saw nothing.

- What about the fire escapes?

I haven't looked.

- Now is a good time to start.

- Yes, sir.

Eddie? George, I want in the living room,

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Alan Trustman

Alan Trustman (born December 16, 1930) is an American lawyer, screenwriter, pari-mutuel operator and currency trader. He is best known for writing the 1968 film, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!, in his movie career. more…

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