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Intruder in the Dust

Intruder in the Dust

It's Sensational! Nov. 22, 1949 USA 87 Min. APPROVED
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David Brian isJohn Gavin Stevens
John Gavin Stevens
Claude Jarman Jr. isChick Mallison
Chick Mallison
Juano Hernández isLucas Beauchamp
Lucas Beauchamp
Porter Hall isNub Gowrie
Nub Gowrie
Elizabeth Patterson isMiss Eunice Habersham
Miss Eunice Habersham
Charles Kemper isCrawford Gowrie
Crawford Gowrie
Will Geer isSheriff Hampton
Sheriff Hampton
David Clarke isVinson Gowrie
Vinson Gowrie
Lela Bliss isMrs. Mallison
Mrs. Mallison

Synopsis

Rural Mississippi in the 1940s: Lucas Beauchamp, a local black man with a reputation of not kowtowing to whites, is found standing over the body of a dead white man, holding a pistol that has recently been fired. Quickly arrested for murder and jailed, Beauchamp insists he’s innocent and asks the town’s most prominent lawyer, Gavin Stevens, to defend him, but Stevens refuses. When a local boy whom Beauchamp has helped in the past and who believes him to be innocent hears talk of a mob taking Beauchamp out of jail and lynching him, he pleads with Stevens to defend Beauchamp at trial and prove his innocence.

Original title Intruder in the Dust
IMDb Rating 7.6 1,598 votes
TMDb Rating 8.1 9 votes

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