Drama

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Shame (1962)

Director: Roger Corman
Actors: William Shatner, Frank Maxwell, Beverly Lunsford, Robert Emhardt
Runtime: 84 min.

During the Civil Rights era, Adam Cramer (William Shatner) comes to a Southern town to stir up trouble and incite the local white population to resist desegregation on the eve of the court-ordered integration of a High School. The local newspaper editor is severely beaten when he tries to stand up to the crowd and Cramer convinces the editor's daughter that he will be killed unless she does as he says.

Trivia: This movies is also known as The Intruder. Roger Corman's original plan for the film was to spend $500,000 and cast Tony Randall in the leading role. He was unable to secure funding, but finally raised $80,000. Once the movie was completed, he had difficulty getting distribution and ended up distributing the movie himself. Corman has said that this was his only film to ever lose money. Based on a novel by Charles Beaumont.