Daniel Mainwaring wrote the book and the script, but he may not have liked the way the film came out, so he used a pseudonym on the screenplay; he shouldn't have turned away from this. THE LAWLESS is a fast-paced, expertly edited tale of racial intolerance and violence that is just as
timely today as it was then. The picture revolves around a group of "fruit tramps," those impoverished souls who follow the crops and eke out a living picking various fruits and vegetables. They are given small salaries and large disdain by the wealthy Californians who own the land. There's a
fight at a dance between the white kids and the Mexicans (almost the same scene was done betw...