Dir. Roger Corman (1962).
Possibly the most alarming B movie of 1962, Corman’s anti-segregationist screen-scorcher, shot on location in an Ozark town, is both ferociously topical and impressively timeless. William Shatner’s pre-Star Trek turn as the ultimate rabble-rousing white devil is a performance as unprecedented in its way as Andy Griffith’s in A Face in the Crowd.
Sat., Oct. 15, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 5, 2011