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Storm Warning (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 10 February 1951 (USA)
Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.

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Marsha Mitchell
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Burt Rainey
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Lucy Rice
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Hank Rice
Hugh Sanders ...
Charlie Barr
Lloyd Gough ...
Cliff Rummel
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Faulkner
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George Athens
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Frank Hauser
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Coroner Bledsoe
Lynn Whitney ...
Cora Athens
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Walt Walters
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En route to a job, New York based model Marsha Mitchell decides to stop for less than 24 hours in the southern American town of Rock Point to visit her sister, Lucy Rice, who she has not seen in two years, and meet Lucy's husband, Hank Rice, for the first time. Upon arriving in Rock Point, Marsha witnesses a Ku Klux Klan slaying of who she would later learn is Walter Adams, an out of town reporter who was going to write an exposé on the Klan. Marsha even saw two of the men's faces after they removed their hoods, but they didn't see Marsha. Upon later arriving at Lucy's house, Marsha is shocked to see that Hank was one of the Klansmen committing the murder, he being a Klansman of which Lucy is unaware. Marsha decides to confront Hank and Lucy about what she saw. Meanwhile, county prosecutor Burt Rainey knows that the Klan committed the murder, everyone in town is aware that the Klan committed the murder, but Rainey knows that no one will come forward to implicate the Klan for what they... Written by Huggo

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THE MOTION PICTURE THAT DARES TO RIP THE MASK OFF THE KU KLUX KLAN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir

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10 February 1951 (USA)  »

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Storm Center  »

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Trivia

Doris Day's first non-singing role. See more »

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At about 52 minutes in, Reagan's character puts on his suit jacket -- twice. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Barr: Don't force me to show you how we handle people! We're the law here! We're the judges and the jury!
Marsha Mitchell: I'm no hero. I'm scard! That's what you wanted, and that's the way it is. Yeah, I'm afraid of what you might do to me. But if I ever get out of here, I'm gonna tell, and there's nothing you can do that'll stop me!
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Referenced in Veronica Mars: Weapons of Class Destruction (2005) See more »

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Keep Cool, Fool
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Music by James P. Johnson and Josef Myrow
Played at the recreation center after the verdict
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An Early Masterpiece Against Bigotry and Hatred!!
5 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In this early 50's film with a star-studded cast that includes Doris Day,Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan as a District Attorney trying to bring the KKK to justice was way ahead of it's time especially during the segregated 50's is another great film never released on vhs/dvd unless you're fortunate enough to catch it on TV.This movie is an amazingly,ahead of it's time masterpiece against bigotry and hatred!!


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