Intruder in the Dust

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Intruder in the Dust

falsely accused mississippi river based on novel or book small town black men

Intruder in the Dust

Release Date: November 22, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «It's Sensational!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Clarence Brown
Producers    :   Clarence Brown, Jay Marchant
Writers    :   William Faulkner, Ben Maddow
RunTime    :   87 mins.

Rural Mississippi in the 1940s: Lucas Beauchamp, a local black man with a reputation of not kowtowing to whites, is found standing over the body of a dead white man, holding a pistol that has recently been fired. Quickly arrested for murder and jailed, Beauchamp insists he's innocent and asks the town's most prominent lawyer, Gavin Stevens, to defend him, but Stevens refuses. When a local boy whom Beauchamp has helped in the past and who believes him to be innocent hears talk of a mob taking Beauchamp out of jail and lynching him, he pleads with Stevens to defend Beauchamp at trial and prove his innocence.

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