A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman.

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Breck Stancill
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Butt Cutt Cates
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Loretta Sykes
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Mayor Hardy Riddle
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Trixie
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Nancy Poteet
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Shaneyfelt
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Vernon Hodo
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Vic Perrin ...
Hector
Spence Wil-Dee ...
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A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Welcome to scenic Atoka County. Pop 10,000. Cross burnings. Rape. Murder. Arson. Its a great place to live...... if THEY let you.

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25 October 1974 (West Germany)  »

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With a budget of $5,000,000 it was the most expensive film ever produced by an African-American (William Alexander) at that time. See more »

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As Cutt gets up after Breck swings him over a pile of suitcases during the fight, a mattress can be seen behind these suitcases, obviously put there for Cutt to land on. See more »

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Featured in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Marching to Victory
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Despite the obvious ..........................
22 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the obvious political incorrectness, the movie bombs in many other ways. Parts of the script appear to have been written at various times, with absolutely no sense of scenes relating to each other. While Lee Marvin has played the gruff sheriff role enough times to walk through his lines, Richard Burton stumbles and bumbles between Southern and British accents throughout. O.J. Simpson hides in trees and snipes at anything in a white robe and hood. Linda Evans, Lola Falana, and Cameron Mitchell, round out the embarrassed looking cast. What you are left with are racial stereotypes on parade, in a truly forgettable film. - MERK


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