Intruder in the Dust

Intruder in the Dust, essentially a murder-mystery melodrama, is threaded with the racial and lynch problems of the south but touches the pros and cons of the subject only lightly.

With:
David Brian Claude Jarman Jr Juano Hernandez Charles Kemper Will Geer Porter Hall

Intruder in the Dust, essentially a murder-mystery melodrama, is threaded with the racial and lynch problems of the south but touches the pros and cons of the subject only lightly.

Producer-director Clarence Brown took his troupe to Oxford, Mississippi, to film the William Faulkner novel. Deep South locale lessens impact of the social issues, but strengthens the story telling.

Hanging over the story is the threat of mob violence as an old Negro, charged with murdering a white man, awaits his fate in a miserable southern jail. He refuses to speak out in his own defense to the white lawyer who believes it to be a hopeless case.

David Brian tries no southern accent to put over his role of the lawyer. There is a standout job of a proud Negro, just as bigoted in his way as the white folks, by Juano Hernandez.

Intruder in the Dust

Production: M-G-M. Director Clarence Brown; Producer Clarence Brown; Screenplay Ben Maddow; Camera Robert Surtees; Editor Robert J. Kern; Music Adolph Deutsch; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 87 MIN.

With: David Brian Claude Jarman Jr Juano Hernandez Charles Kemper Will Geer Porter Hall

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