I hate your guts = The Intruder = The Informer

United Kingdom, 1961

Film
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After thirty commercial successes, Roger Corman here tackled the contemporary theme of racism and delivered an exemplary piece of tough-minded, hard-hitting low-budget filmmaking. William Shatner, exuding a sleazy but effective charm, plays a power-hungry demagogue who arrives in a small Southern town reluctantly facing up to desegregation. His impassioned speeches stir up the white community, revive the Ku Klux Klan and lead to attacks on black families and a near-lynching. Adapted from the novel by Charles Beaumont.

Credits

producer/director

Roger Corman

production company

Filmgroup

Language

English

Duration

01:24:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36733

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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