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Intruder in the Dust (1949) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown.

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John Gavin Stevens: Mr. Hampton is right Miss Eunice, and so are you. They'd pass even Will Legate sooner or later when there's enough of them.
John Gavin Stevens: [pause] But there's one thing that would stop them. Long enough anyhow.
John Gavin Stevens: [pause] And that's somebody without a gun.
John Gavin Stevens: [pause] A Lady. A White Lady.

Sheriff Hampton: [Beginning to cook breakfast] Who can eat more'n two eggs?

John Gavin Stevens: [to Lucas] You don't want justice; you want mercy.

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Lucas Beauchamp and his wife appeared in an earlier Faulkner story in the collection "Go Down, Moses"
William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949, the year after "Intruder in the Dust" was published and the same year the film was released.
MGM paid Faulkner $50,000 for the film rights to his 1948 novel.
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