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Southern Movie 2: “Intruder in the Dust”

The 1949 movie adaptation of William Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust offers a different kind of race-relations narrative. In the story, we meet a white teenage boy named Chick Mallison who has been trying to repay the kindness of a black man – a landowner, which is a rarity in his day – who took care of Chick when he fell in a cold creek. The man, Lucas Beauchamp, is proud and dignified and will not hear of his hospitality being reimbursed, not even through gifts. However, when Beauchamp is arrested for the murder of… Read more Southern Movie 2: “Intruder in the Dust”