In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
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was set to star as Bigger Thomas (he had shot to fame in Orson Welles
's Broadway production of Native Son), but he was stuck in limbo with South African customs agents during the filming of Cry, the Beloved Country
(1951), not to mention his failing health eventually caused Lee to back out of the project. See more
Remade as Native Son