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...
A "friendly" little town is unmasked in a story as startling as the screen has dared to be!
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When Marsha is at the recreation center near the counter; a waitress in a long sleeve light colored print blouse carrying a tray passes behind her. But on the very next cut; the same action of the same waitress is shown passing Marsha again but this time it is in front of her. See more
What about jungle rhythm, in or out?
Keep Cool, Fool
Music by James P. Johnson
and Josef Myrow
Played at the recreation center after the verdict See more