The Intruder. A transplant comes to the South to rouse whites against school integration.
  • The Intruder. A transplant comes to the South to rouse whites against school integration.
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Here are two films that put the viewer in the hot seat. The Intruder stars Star Trek’s William Shatner (before he took the captain’s seat) as a transplant coming to the South to rouse whites against school integration. His performance is slimy and manipulative as he pushes a town too far.

  • The Intruder (USA) 1962, Roger Corman Productions
  • Available on YouTube and DVD

In Mother Night we find Nick Nolte is passing code to the Allies as he pretends to be a famed Nazi radio propagandist. With his postwar life dismal, he learns to be careful what you pretend to be, for ultimately that’s what you are!

  • Mother Night (USA) 1996, New Line
  • Available on iTunes and Google Play

Both films present an individual influencing others to do unspeakable acts, and they offer a lot to the viewer in light of our current political situations.

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