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The Intruder (1962)

The Intruder





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Movie Info

Adapted from Charles Beaumont's novel and using superb production techniques to add authenticity, this low-budget movie tells the story of a racist who tries to block court-ordered desegregation in a small-town school.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Beaumont
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2001
Pathé-America Distributing Company

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William Shatner
as Adam Cramer
Frank Maxwell
as Tom McDaniel
Jeanne Cooper
as Vi Griffin
Beverly Lunsford
as Ella McDaniel
Robert Emhardt
as Verne Shipman
Leo Gordon
as Sam Griffin
Charles Barnes
as Joey Green
Katherine Smith
as Ruth McDaniel
William F. Nolan
as Bart Carey
William Nolan
as Bart Carey
Phoebe Rowe
as Mrs. Lambert
Bo Dodd
as Sheriff
Oceo Ritch
as Jack Allardyce
OCee Ritch
as Jack Allardyce
Phoebe Row
as Mrs. Lambert
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Critic Reviews for The Intruder

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Shatner gives a very scary performance (this was pre-"Star Trek"). Corman's direction is gritty and uncompromising.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

...suffers from an amateurish vibe that extends to virtually every aspect of the proceedings.

Full Review… | January 21, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Hollywood should continually revisit the film for an example of how to tell a socially significant story without preaching

Full Review… | October 9, 2007
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for The Intruder

please people, watch this, it's terrific. corman's best film. and who knew shatner could act. easily found on youtube

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


A very strange movie. It perhaps was a movie about race but now seems more on the psychoanalysis of the main character, his populism and people who blindly follow him.

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