Down 3,133 this week

Sanctuary (1961)

 |  Drama  |  8 March 1961 (France)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 156 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

William Faulkner's steamy tale set in the South in the 1920s. Governer's daughter is seduces and raped by a Cagin who returns after she's married to cause her further trouble.



(adaptation), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 16 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 08 Feb 2013
a list of 250 titles
created 11 Jan 2014
list image
a list of 1738 titles
created 30 Mar 2014
a list of 130 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Sanctuary" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sanctuary (1961)

Sanctuary (1961) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sanctuary.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, Ben Gazzara
Gone to Earth (1950)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack
Compulsion (1959)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi
Autumn Leaves (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles
Dreamboat (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ambitious cowboy will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including using the affections of two women.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Don Murray, Richard Egan, Lee Remick
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey
Sayonara (1957)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens
Drama | Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore


Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Man
Harry Townes ...
Iva Bobbitt
Odetta ...
Howard St. John ...
Governor Drake
Jean Carson ...
Miss Reba
Dog Boy
William Mims ...
Marge Redmond ...
Jean Bartel ...
Hope Du Bois ...
Pamela Raymond ...
Dona Lorenson ...


William Faulkner's Deep South drama of tragedy and expose of a "proper" community riddled with moral decay to the household of a governor of Mississippi during the 1920's. The governor's cherished and properly married daughter makes an astonishing confession to the governor just before the execution of a household servant for the murder of the daughter's baby. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 March 1961 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Confissão de Uma Pecadora  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn Keith)
Performed by Julie London
Trombone: Richard Nash (uncredited)
Guitar: Tommy Tedesco (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not very memorable
26 February 2003 | by (Peoria,IL) – See all my reviews

Basic Southern Soaper. Bradford Dillman was not believable as romantic lead. Yves Montand came off like Herbert Lom in the movie with the talking ape that Jimmie "J.J." Walker and Dom De Luise made in the late 1980's. The only reason to see this one is if you are a Lee Remick fan and want to see her in period lingerie.

9 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Copy of video tolemom44
Discuss Sanctuary (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: