Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "trouble" that comes to a small southern town is (ostensibly) Thomas Evans, an African American youth from the north. Town sheriff Lloyd Bridges, whose life was saved in Korea by Evans' father, invites the boy to live with his family. Racial tensions run high, but temporarily remain under control. All this changes when a rash of auto thefts hits Bridges' town. The belief that Evans is responsible polarizes the community and nearly triggers an all-out race war. Trouble Comes to Town deftly sidesteps the cliches that usually attend issue-oriented TV movies, wrapping the story up with a logical and well-crafted climax.
life, life-savings, prejudice, problems, racial-tension, racism, sheriff, soldier, son, tension, town