Intruder in the Dust

A small town in Mississipi, 1949. When a local man is murdered, an African American is the prime suspect. A few brave people stand up to the town and strive to find the startling truth.


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Intruder in the Dust
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Emotionally engaging (5)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Great cinematography (5)
  • Original story (4)
  • Talented cast (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult viewers (5)
  • At home (5)
  • Perfect gift (4)
  • Younger viewers (3)
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5.0

GREAT MOVIE

By Sharon

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original Story
  • Quality Film
  • Socially Conscience
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Special Needs
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

    I originally ordered the movie because my Grandad was in it as a background actor. For years we have wanted to see it, but it never played on television. Finally, as an adult, I decided to search for it on DVD and found it. I was able to locate my Granddad in the crowd, and pause and replay, step-by-step on the computer. It was so exciting to see him on video when he was a young man. The movie turned out to be excellent and probably cutting edge for its time. I'm sure it provoked many Southerners to check their hearts about racial issues. How ugly it is. I enjoyed watching it twice through. And I am not one to watch old movies, but this one was really good. Lucas' character was really cool. To me, I think the little old lady was the hero. My Graddaddy, Tom, now has two black / bi-racial grandsons, who he knew before he passed on back in 92. Isn't that ironic? I can't wait to show it to my family. The quality of the film is excellent & the dvd recording quality is still in tact.

     
    5.0

    Racism In The Deep South.

    By Nick at Nite

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

    • There are NO cons

    Best Uses

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    • At Home
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    • Special Needs
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

    20th Century Fox was the first to explore the touchy issue of racism in "Pinky". MGM was quick on that studio's heels with their own follow up, Faulkner's "Intruder in the Dust". It's an effective who-done-it that was socially consciousness raising. Note: The carnival atmosphere surrounding the lynching of Juano Hernandez's character was deemed appalling for 1949 and is still rather powerful today.

     
    5.0

    as good as - if not better - Mockingbird

    By movieboy

    from simi valley

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    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

      an incredibly powerful story of race-relations in the South that predates the screen version of How to Kill a Mockingbird by a decade. the story is tight and it leaves many questions - and the characters' own attitudes - unresolved by the final reel. This is a masterpiece.

      Remastered quality= stunning visuals and audio elements! A+

       
      4.0

      Faulkner's Mockingbird story

      By Max

      from Sebring, OH

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      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Talented Cast
      • Thoughtful interpretation

      Cons

      • No negatives

      Best Uses

      • Above average adaptation
      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Not for action fans
      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

      This is a quality independent film released by a major studio. Elizabeth Patterson particularly outstanding. Resembles Lost Boundaries and other late forties films concerned with postwar prejudice and racism.

       
      5.0

      One of the hidden classics

      By the movie critic

      from new Orleans ls

      About Me Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original Story

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • In The Car
        • Perfect Gift
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

        This movie takes you back and make u see what the 30 in Mississippi really was like. It take you in and makes u feel as if your a part of it happening.a real classic

         
        5.0

        Outstanding!

        By Bill

        from Lakewood, CO

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Fine Performances
        • Great Story
        • Looks Great

        Cons

        • There aren't any

        Best Uses

        • Everyone

        Comments about Intruder in the Dust:

        This is probably the best film offered so far by the Warner Archive. It certainly belongs in any film buff's collection.

        I first read Faulkner's book back in the 1950s, as part of a school project. After we read and discussed the book, we were shown a 30-minute condensed version of this film. Since then, I have always wanted to see the complete film. Now, thanks to the Warner Archive, I finally have.

        The film is brilliantly written, produced and performed. It avoids all the cliches of "race relations" films (for example, the local sheriff is actually a good guy) and allows us to draw our own conclusions by simply observing what happens, rather than preaching to us.

        About the only negative criticism that I have is that David Brian's performance doesn't quite mesh with those of the other actors, but it's a minor quibble.

        Technically, the DVD presents a clear, mostly clean B&W image, with fine sound.

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