When a young black man is arrested for the rape of a white woman, tensions in a small Southern town go past the boiling point, and a showdown between the law and the Ku Klux Klan is inevitable. Lee Marvin stars as the sheriff trying desperately to keep the peace, and Richard Burton is a local landowner whose opposition of the Klan lands him in the middle of the conflict. Controversial drama, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie, also stars Linda Evans, O.J. Simpson, Lola Falana. AKA: "The Burning Cross." 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.