The calculatedly sleazy Bayou stars Lita Milan as Marie, the daughter of slovenly Cajun fisherman Herbert (Douglas Fowley). Marie falls in love with Northern architect Martin (Peter Graves), which rests not at all well with her ardent--and psychotic--local suitor Ulysses (Tim Carey at his most loathsome). Martin is afraid to fight the brutish Ulysses, but for Marie's sake he summons up the courage for a violent climactic set-to. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice that, in addition to his role as the heroine's father, Douglas Fowley doubles in a bit as the hero's contractor friend. A model of decorum by today's standards, Bayou nevertheless enjoyed a healthy second life on the exploitaiton circuit under the title Poor White Trash.