Cast & Crew
At the end of the Great Depression, Calif McKinney, having completed a 5-year prison term for manslaughter, settles down in a small Missouri farming community. Calif soon becomes intimately involved with Hannah, the niece of his employer, Lute Wade. Hannah's husband, sadistic Sidney Brenshaw, continually attempts to goad Calif into violence, but Calif refuses to become involved and turns for comfort to local prostitutes Clara Belle and Eula. Using Brother Hanson, the town preacher, as his spokesman, Sidney attempts to provoke the townspeople into lynching Hannah, Calif, and Lute Wade. Sidney's plan goes awry, however, and, enraged, he burns his farm, attempts to frame Calif, and rapes and murders the preacher's wife. Sidney falls victim to the lynch mob, and Calif, while trying to rescue him, accidentally kills the preacher.
F. Rufus Owens
Raymond Friday Locke
William E. Sprague
Also known as Mud Honey and Mudhoney!; May also be known as Rope.