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The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

 -  Drama  -  December 1933 (Austria)
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

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Complete credited cast:
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William Gargan ...
Stephen Benbow
Jack La Rue ...
Trigger
Florence Eldridge ...
Ruby Lemarr
Guy Standing ...
Judge Drake (as Sir Guy Standing)
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Lee Goodwin
Jobyna Howland ...
Miss Reba
William Collier Jr. ...
Toddy Gowan
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Aunt Jennie
James Eagles ...
Tommy
Harlan Knight ...
Pap (as Harlan E. Knight)
Jim Mason ...
Van (as James Mason)
Louise Beavers ...
Minnie
Arthur Belasco ...
Wharton
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Storyline

Temple Drake is a Southern belle who leads men on with her sexuality but usually leaves them wanting. She's loved by lawyer Stephen Benbow, whom she likes but doesn't love. While out carousing with one of her beaux, she finds herself stranded with a gang of bootleggers, one of whom, Trigger, rapes her and makes her his sex slave. When another man is accused of a murder Trigger committed, Stephen defends him and sets out to find Trigger. But he isn't prepared for whom he finds with Trigger, or what she's become. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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December 1933 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Sanctuary  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount originally assigned George Raft to play Trigger, but he refused the part. Raft said playing such a revolting character would ruin his reputation and finish his career. The very public dispute nearly did end his contract, but Paramount relented and gave the part to Jack La Rue. See more »

Quotes

Temple Drake: Why do you keep the baby in the wood box?
Ruby Lemar: So the rats don't get it.
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Featured in Girl 27 (2007) See more »

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My Silent Love
(uncredited)
Music by Dana Suesse
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The notorious pre-code drama still packs a punch
25 August 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The notorious and rarely-seen (it's not even listed in Maltin's book)1933 adaption of William Faulkner's "Sanctuary" was unveiled to NY audiences last week at the Film Forum. The film is beautifully shot, and has an amazing performance by Miriam Hopkins as the southern belle who gets kidnapped and raped by a gangster, but stays with him by choice. At the conclusion, there was a richly-deserved round of applause. The rights are owned by Universal Home Video now--start writing them to get this lost masterpiece onto the video shelves.


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