Argumentative August #28 – Intruder in the Dust (1949) – Girls Do Film

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Ryan and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This next film, Intruder in the Dust (1949) is being reviewed by Vicki of Girls Do Film

Let’s see what Vicki thought of this movie….

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Often, it’s the quietest movies that make the most impact, and resonate with the viewer for days – even weeks – after watching. Clarence Brown’s stirring drama Intruder in the Dust, is one such film. Based on a novel of the same by William Faulkner, it tells of a crisis averted but not solved. African-American landowner Lucas Beauchamp (Juano Hernandez) is found standing over the dead body of lumberman Vinson Gowrie, with a recently-fired pistol hidden in his pocket. Presumed guilty, Lucas is marched off to the local jail, through an angry mob of local white folk who are desperate for what they call ‘justice’…

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