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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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2 November 1959 (USA)  »

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A gyűlölet áldozata  »

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Dirk Bogarde was asked to play Learoyd. See more »

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Superintendent Robert Hazard: We didn't solve anything, Phil. We just picked up the pieces.
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Featured in London - The Modern Babylon (2012) See more »

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Sapphire
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Sung by Jimmy Lloyd
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Sapphire
17 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie (for the first time) when cable TV was new to Birmingham, Alabama. It was aired on a channel out of Chicago. Throughout the years, I have tried unsuccessfully to find a copy. Then...about three months ago, I found a collector with a copy in mint-condition. It has been well worth the money I spent. I watch it at least once a week. The cast worked very well together and the soundtrack is still hypnotic. The subject matter is addressed with a level of cinematic respect that makes the viewer sit up and take notice: no cursing and no lewd scenes...just raw and compelling acting. Like a bottle of old wine, Sapphire gets better and better as it ages. I'm hoping that no one will insult those of us who truly love this film by screening a cheesy re-make. That would be an insulting.


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