Sheriff Bascomb tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town, where the mayor sides with local Klansmen. Tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman and an angry man resorts to vigilante justice.
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An odd gem, rarely acclaimed! Burton and Marvin have great roles. a script co-scripted by Samuel Fuller! Must see film with O J Simpson. The direction is not great, the script and performances are memorable.