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Sapphire (1959)

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In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and ... See full summary »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nigel Patrick ...
Superintendent Robert Hazard
Michael Craig ...
Inspector Phil Learoyd
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Mildred
Paul Massie ...
David Harris
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Ted Harris
Olga Lindo ...
Mrs. Harris
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Dr. Robbins
Gordon Heath ...
Paul Slade
Jocelyn Britton ...
Patsy
Harry Baird ...
Johnnie Fiddle
Orlando Martins ...
Barman
Rupert Davies ...
Jack Ferris
Yvonne Buckingham ...
Sapphire Robbins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adams ...
Horace Big Cigar
Freda Bamford ...
Sgt. Cook
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In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and discover her racial origins were much more mixed, public prejudices and those of the officers themselves are exposed. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The sensational story of a girl who didn't belong. See more »


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2 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Dirk Bogarde was asked to play Learoyd. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Harris: Oh David, whatever made you get mixed up with a colored girl?
[David rises]
David Harris: I didn't know.
Ted Harris: When did you know?
David Harris: Last week. By then I didn't care.
Mildred: That's what she banked on.
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Sapphire
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Sung by Jimmy Lloyd
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superb intelligent thriller
24 July 2003 | by (atlanta, ga) – See all my reviews

this is one of the most underappreciated films of all times. it is a superbly acted and directed film with a very intelligent and well crafted screenplay. the "twist" is revealed just at the right moment and is not played for any exploitative reason but still resonates throughout the course of the film. i have the video of this film, which is not listed anywhere and just got the poster, that is how much i love this film. if you are looking for a stupid bang bang movie don't bother, if you're looking for a goofy feel good movie, go elsewhere, but if you appreciate well-crafted film making this is your movie.


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