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In the 1960s often traveled Kingston Pike when heading west out of Knoxville.

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The film was based loosely on an incident in which a driver transporting moonshine was said to have crashed to his death on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee between Bearden Hill and Morrell Road. Per Metro Pulse writer Jack Renfro, the incident occurred in 1952 and may have been witnessed by James Agee, who passed the story on to Mitchum.

I recall Mitchum in the original CAPE FEAR
 
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