Intruder in the Dust Poster

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Lucas Beauchamp (Juano Hernandez) is a strong, proud African-American man accused of murder in small-town Mississippi in the 1940s. As the town's white residents prepare to lynch him, a teenage boy named Chick (Claude Jarman Jr.) whom Beauchamp had once saved from drowning becomes convinced of the man's innocence, and races to discover the real murderer before it's too late. This film, adapted from William Faulkner's 1948 novel, was made on location in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.

Cast: David Brian, Claude Jarman Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall, Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Kemper, Will Geer, David Clarke

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Growing up, Small town, Gripping, 1940s, Murder, Police officer, Pursuit, Mystery


Nominated Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture