One of the outstanding dramatic productions of the New York 1933-34 season, a Theater Guild production. This play deals in a forthright manner with the South and its problems, chiefly that of race prejudice; white supremacy and black inferiority; economic conditions confronting the poor white and the latter's relationship to his black neighbor in their common struggle for existence; the local court system in its dealings with the black man. It is a play dealing with fundamentals, using the outlines of the Scottsboro case as a means to these ends.
"John Wexley's burning drama is throughout a plea for justice and not only in the case of these youths but in every situation." - The New York Times