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...
Unmasked by Warner Brothers!
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Did You Know?
The relationship between Ginger Rogers' character and her on-screen brother-in-law Stephen Cochran bears a striking similarity to that between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, which was also a 1951 Warner Brothers' release. See more
Steve Cochrane takes out his house key to unlock the door, but then just pushes it open. See more
Just wearing that hood doesn't change your voice, Walker. Am I supposed to be afraid of you because your face is covered up? It'll take more than these sheets you're wearing to hide the fact that you're mean, frightened little people, or you wouldn't be here, desecrating the cross.
Five O'Clock Whistle
Music by Gene Irwin
and Josef Myrow
Played when Burt first shows up at the recreation center See more