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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... See more »

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Marsha Mitchell
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Burt Rainey
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Lucy Rice
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Hank Rice
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Charlie Barr
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Cliff Rummel
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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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Shore
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Mrs. Rainey (uncredited)
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Townsman on Courthouse Steps (uncredited)
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Interne (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Janet Barrett ...
Mrs. Adams (uncredited)
Fern Barry ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Cameraman #1 (uncredited)
Blondie Bronzell ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ...
Barnet (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad ...
Jordan (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ned Davenport ...
Policeman #2 (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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2nd Convert (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Glen (uncredited)
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Ku Klux Klansman (uncredited)
Norman Field ...
1st Convert (uncredited)
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Walker (uncredited)
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Basset (uncredited)
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Courtroom Cop (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Mr. Louden (uncredited)
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Mr. Rainey (uncredited)
Len Hendry ...
Policeman #1 (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Lloyd Jenkins ...
Tommy (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
David Le Grand ...
Customer (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Al (uncredited)
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Fowler (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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3rd Convert (uncredited)
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Hollis (uncredited)
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Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Joseph C. Narcisse ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Robert A. O'Neil ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Baggage Room Attendant (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Pike (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
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Ku Klux Klansman (uncredited)
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Inquest Bailiff (uncredited)
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Trailer's Hooded Narrator (uncredited)
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Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Joe Smith ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Mill Worker (uncredited)
Maxie Thrower ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Walter Adams / Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ...
Bob (uncredited)
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Jukebox Collector (uncredited)
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Ernie (uncredited)
Charles Watts ...
Wally (uncredited)
Tom Wells ...
Cameraman #2 (uncredited)
Bill Welsh ...
Hardy (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Sheriff Art Jaeger (uncredited)
Jack Wise ...
Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Allen Wood ...
Bowling Alley Patron / Mill Workman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stuart Heisler

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Daniel Fuchs ... (written by) and
Richard Brooks ... (written by)

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Jerry Wald ... producer

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Daniele Amfitheatrof

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Carl E. Guthrie ... director of photography (as Carl Guthrie)

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Clarence Kolster

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Leo K. Kuter

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G.W. Berntsen

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Ray Forman ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Chuck Hansen ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Leslie G. Hewitt ... sound

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Herschel Brown ... grip (uncredited)
Louis Jennings ... camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Eugene Richee ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Milo Anderson ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Ray Heindorf ... musical director
Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Tamkin ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Howard Hohler ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 see is the good of the town. He is also aware that Marsha would have been in the area when the murder was committed and wants to talk to her and hope that being an outsider will allow her to speak freely if she did indeed see anything. Marsha has to decide what to say to Rainey specifically taking into account how best to protect her and Lucy's welfare, which includes the fact that Lucy is pregnant with Hank's baby. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Storm Center (United States)
  • Aviso de tormenta (Spain)
  • Ku Klux Klaanin merkeissä (Finland)
  • Der Gefangene des Ku-Klux-Klan (West Germany)
  • ¿Acusaría usted? (Chile)
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Trivia Joan Crawford was asked by studio boss Jack L. Warner to play Doris Day's sister in the film. Crawford declined, saying, "Come on, Jack. No one would ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister!". See more »
Goofs Ginger Roger's character gets whipped in the right shoulder during the whipping scene. After she is saved, she is seen rubbing her left shoulder as if it had been whipped. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Doris Day: It's Magic (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Kiss Me Sweet See more »
Quotes Cliff Rummel: I can't show the new summer line without a model.
Marsha Mitchell: Show 'em on hangers.
Cliff Rummel: Hangers haven't got what you've got!
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