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An innocent Mexican boy is sacrificed to a lynching mob by an ineffectual sheriff. The slaughter leads to a brooding darkness involving the remorseful relatives of the Mexican youngster and the sullen townspeople. Almost by a chain reaction there is established a second set of circumstances inviting a lynching of the Mexican's brother. Only this time the sheriff recaptures a shred of human dignity and saves the brother, if not the town.

  1. John Frankenheimer


  2. Rod Serling


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  1. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Harvey Denton

  2. William Shatner

    William Shatner

    Jerry Paul

  3. Fay Spain

    Fay Spain

    Annamay Paul

  4. James Gregory

    James Gregory


  5. Mario Alcalde

    Ramon Rivera

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A Town Has Turned to Dust


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Status Released

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  • June 19, 1958


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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