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Like the William Faulkner classic it's adapted from, Intruder in the Dust confronts American racism with skilled storytelling and unflinching courage. Read critic reviews

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Lucas Beauchamp (Juano Hernandez) is a strong, proud African-American man accused of murder in small-town Mississippi in the 1940s. As the town's white residents prepare to lynch him, a teenage boy named Chick (Claude Jarman Jr.) whom Beauchamp had once saved from drowning becomes convinced of the man's innocence, and races to discover the real murderer before it's too late. This film, adapted from William Faulkner's 1948 novel, was made on location in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.

Cast & Crew

David Brian
John Gavin Stevens
Claude Jarman Jr.
Chick Mallison
Juano Hernandez
Lucas Beauchamp
Porter Hall
Nub Gowrie
Elizabeth Patterson
Miss Eunice Habersham
Charles Kemper
Crawford Gowrie
Will Geer
Sheriff Hampton
David Clarke
Vinson Gowrie
Lela Bliss
Mrs. Mallison
Harry Hayden
Mr. Mallison
Dan White
Will Legate
Edmund Lowe
Gowrie Twin
Ephraim Lowe
Gowrie Twin
Julia S. Marshbanks
Molly Beauchamp
Jack Odom
Truck Driver
John Morgan
Black Convict
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