Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Intruder in the Dust


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Intruder in the Dust is one of the best of Hollywood's postwar "racial tolerance" cycle--a cycle that would come to an abrupt end in the politically paranoid 1950s. Based on a novel by William Faulkner, the film takes place in a small Mississippi town (it was filmed on location in and around Oxford, MS). Juano Hernandez plays an African-American landowner who is arrested on a murder charge. Resentful of Hernandez' industriousness, the white townsfolk are eager to see him hang. David Brian, the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
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Written By: William Faulkner, Ben Maddow
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On DVD: Apr 28, 1993


as Lucas Beauchamp

as John Gavin Stevens

as Chick Mallison

as Nub Gowrie

as Miss Habersham

as Crawford Gowrie

as Sheriff Hampton

as Vinson Gowrie

as Mrs. Mallison

as Mr. Mallison

as Mr. Tubbs

as Will Legate

as Mr. Lilley

as The Gowrie Twin

as The Gowrie Twin

as Molly Beauchamp

as Truck Driver

as Black Convict

as Black Convict

as Attendant
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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.

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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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