The Intruder

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Released 1962

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Director:
Roger Corman
Released:
1962
Rating:
PG-13
The Intruder is a 1961 drama film directed by Roger Corman. Adam Cramer (William Shatner) is a young racist horrified by school integration. In protest, he travels around the southern states, inciting riots and fomenting discontent in the minds of similarly minded white men and women. This raw, frank, disturbing film was released shortly after American schools were desegregated. Because of this, The Intruder was deemed too controversial for a nationwide theatrical release. The subject matter is extremely uncomfortable and was not sanitized or softened to pacify the audience. Director Roger Corman is known for his low budget B-movies; The Intruder also had a very small budget, but its fine acting and cinematography have elevated it to a higher level than most of Corman's other movies. This illuminating film should be watched by all Americans and is of particular value to younger individuals who have no first-hand knowledge of rampant racism in the United States.

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Drama

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Social Issues, Classics