Intruder in the Dust (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Intruder in the Dust




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Based on a novel by William Faulkner, this film takes place in a small Mississippi town. Juano Hernandez plays an African-American landowner who is arrested on a murder charge. David Brian, the attorney uncle of a young white boy who has befriended Hernandez, agrees to take the accused man's case.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: William Faulkner, Ben Maddow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 28, 1993


Juano Hernandez
as Lucas Beauchamp
David Brian
as John Gavin Stevens
Claude Jarman Jr.
as Chick Mallison
Porter Hall
as Nub Gowrie
Elizabeth Patterson
as Miss Habersham
Charles Kemper
as Crawford Gowrie
Will Geer
as Sheriff Hampton
David Clarke
as Vinson Gowrie
Lela Bliss
as Mrs. Mallison
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Mallison
Harry Antrim
as Mr. Tubbs
Dan White
as Will Legate
R.X. Williams
as Mr. Lilley
Edmund Lowe
as The Gowrie Twin
Ephraim Lowe
as The Gowrie Twin
Julia S. Marshbanks
as Molly Beauchamp
Jack Odom
as Truck Driver
John Chapin Morgan
as Black Convict
James Kirkwood
as Black Convict
Ben Hilbun
as Attendant
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Denis' film -- which may be her most intricately constructed and intensely beautiful to date -- is one that transcends words and stories, a movie to be felt rather than rationalized.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Powerhouse mix of racial drama and mystery, vividly shot on location in Mississippi.

Full Review… | August 2, 2013
Classic Film and Television

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