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      PG-13 Released May 14, 1962 1h 24m Drama List
      Reviews 77% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A charismatic stranger (William Shatner) stirs up racist sentiments in a small town to prevent school integration from happening there. Read More Read Less

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      Allan Morrison Jet Magazine Despite a middling script, The Intruder delivers (without preaching) a strong statement against the evil of bigotry. Jan 16, 2024 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Shatner gives a very scary performance (this was pre-"Star Trek"). Corman's direction is gritty and uncompromising. Mar 30, 2012 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...suffers from an amateurish vibe that extends to virtually every aspect of the proceedings. Rated: 2/4 Jan 21, 2008 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures Hollywood should continually revisit the film for an example of how to tell a socially significant story without preaching Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 9, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member 8.2/10. 3-13-2019 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review kevin w William Shatner's best came early, as a Northern rabble-rouser let loose in a small Southern town during the onset of integration. Well acted and directed, it may be the only film of its ilk that avoids the awkward preaching of so many similar films. A Roger Corman film??? You bet. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Before, I thought that Roger Corman was just a prolific B-movie maker, but after diving deeper into his work, I came across some cool movies. And this one is the best of his non horror films. It's a very daring, thought-out and thought provoking movie, but yet, nobody knows about it, it's just a forgotten film. But I think that it's a very balls to the wall film that deserves to be seen and praised. And William Shatter is amazing in it. Recommended!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member An outsider comes in and ignites the racism into full flame in an already racist town. The film is good in many ways. William Shatner as a charming and charismatic outsider, who feeds on the fears of the common folk with lies and deceit. Surprisingly topical message, unfortunately. The only thing the movie got wrong was [spoilers!] that in reality, even after you expose the kingpin's lies, some people don't abandon them but continue supporting them no matter what and take no responsibility of their own actions and just keep on blaming the others for their own mistakes and wrongdoings. So, unfortunately, the movies still beat reality. :( Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A stranger arrives in a small American town to stir up racial tension. It's a must-see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member William Shatner, the King of Overacting actually gives a great performance (probably the best of his career) as a sleazy racist megalomaniac who comes to a small Southern town in the early 1960's to try to start a race riot because of integration. It was directed by Roger Corman, who was famous for making low budget horror and sic-fi films. He was known to sometimes film a movie in a couple of days. He was best known for a series of films based on Edgar Allan Poe stories, mostly starring Vincent Price. He did a great job directing this. It's a potent and powerful film. You should definitely check it out. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A charismatic stranger (William Shatner) stirs up racist sentiments in a small town to prevent school integration from happening there.
      Roger Corman
      Roger Corman
      Charles Beaumont
      Pathé Films
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      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 14, 1962, Original
      1h 24m