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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)

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A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), ... See full summary »

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Father O'Banion
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Siu Lan
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Kuznietsky
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Marie Yang ...
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Ho San's Father
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Weaver Levy ...
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A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of the church. However, Communist soldiers arrive at the mission and seize it as a command post. Their leader rapes the native girl and impregnates her, only later to realise that Communism is no good for him. In the end, the foursome flee to the border, but are pursued by Communist forces along the way. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Trivia

Director Leo McCarey disliked working on this picture so much that he left it five days before it was supposed to wrap. His assistant, David W. Orton, finished shooting the picture. See more »

Goofs

In the scene immediately following the opening credits, as Father O'Banion leads a donkey carrying Siu Lan along a mountain path overlooking a valley, their shadows are plainly visible on the painted backdrop of the valley. See more »


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Satan Never Sleeps
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by Timi Yuro
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Compelling drama
9 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, Satan Never Sleeps, would best be enjoyed by those 30 and older. Although there is no fast pace action, that is OK for there is a lot of emotion caught up on film which would be drowned if if were a fast paced action film. There is a lot of beautiful scenery. I have always liked William Holden, and I enjoy watching him in his movies. Clifton Webb is also enjoyable to watch in this movie. Satan Never Sleeps is a compelling drama and will provide a good evening of entertainment. The story may even tug at your heart a little bit. Although not a classic, I would say a borderline classic and a movie you will love. Grave the popcorn and soda. I give it five thumbs up.


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