The Story of Temple Drake

The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - May 6, 1933  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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For the 1961 film version of the Faulkner novel, see Sanctuary (1961 film).

The Story of Temple Drake is a 1933 Pre-Code drama film adapted from the highly controversial novel Sanctuary by William Faulkner. Though watered down, the movie was still so scandalous, it was one of the reasons for the introduction of the Hays Code. It starred Miriam Hopkins as a wild Southern woman who falls into the hands of a gang led by the brutal Trigger, played by Jack La Rue.

The film was remade in 1961, this time under the book's original title, directed by Tony Richardson, and with Lee Remick as Temple Drake, Yves Montand as Trigger (this time renamed Candy), Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes, and Odetta in a rare film appearance.

Long unseen except in bootleg 16mm prints, The Story of Temple Drake was restored by the Museum of Modern Art and re-premiered in 2011 at the TCM Classic Film Festival.

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Narrative Location: Mississippi

Alternate Titles

Das Haus des Unheils
AT
La déchéance de miss Drake
FR
Levada à Força
BR, PT
Natten til d. 13. august
DK
Perdizione
IT
Sanctuary
US
Secuestro
ES
The Shame of Temple Drake
US
The Story of Temple Drake
AU, CA, IN, GB, US
История Темпл Дрейк
RU
暴風の処女
JP