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...
"I got power...I'm a big guy in this town...I'm a member of the Ku Klux Klan!"
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Filmed in 1949, the film bears a 1950 copyright statement on the opening credits. See more
Steve Cochrane takes out his house key to unlock the door, but then just pushes it open. See more
I can't show the new summer line without a model.
Show 'em on hangers.
Hangers haven't got what you've got!
Keep Cool, Fool
Music by James P. Johnson
and Josef Myrow
Played at the recreation center after the verdict See more