Shoutout to @classicreviews for the recommendation
My first Corman film. Roger Corman is usually known for making b-horror and b-action films, so a sociopolitical drama like The Intruder is atypical of his style. William Shatner is notorious for his hammy overacting in Star Trek, but thankfully, he gives an amazing performance in this. He's so good at portraying a deceitful scumbag. It's haunting how much Adam Cramer fits the archetype of a modern day right-wing grifter.
I really, really wanted to give this a 8 or 9, but there were some majors flaws with this movie. First, this is a movie about white intolerance towards desegregation, yet the black characters play supporting roles in a story about their oppression. The movie focuses a little bit too much on the white characters. We only get a black perspective in this movie during it's third act. Second, the classical score in this is trash.