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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...

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Directed by

Clarence Brown

Written by

William Faulkner (Novel)
Ben Maddow (Writer)

Runtime

87 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It's Sensational!

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book small town mississippi river falsely accused black men

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