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      Sanctuary

      1961 1h 40m Drama List
      Reviews In 1920s rural Mississippi, Nancy Mannigoe (Odetta), an African-American servant, is placed on death row for the murder of Temple Drake's (Lee Remick) infant child. Temple, the daughter of the governor, pleads with her father to exonerate Nancy of the charges, explaining that Nancy acted in haste to prevent her from resuming her affair with a roguish Cajun called Candy Man (Yves Montand). Details of Temple's sordid past are uncovered as she begs mercy for her faithful servant. Read More Read Less

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      Isabel Quigly The Spectator It is poker-faced and chilly and ridiculous. when it should have been rich and gory and circuitous and steamy and (perhaps) tragic. Jul 18, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1920s rural Mississippi, Nancy Mannigoe (Odetta), an African-American servant, is placed on death row for the murder of Temple Drake's (Lee Remick) infant child. Temple, the daughter of the governor, pleads with her father to exonerate Nancy of the charges, explaining that Nancy acted in haste to prevent her from resuming her affair with a roguish Cajun called Candy Man (Yves Montand). Details of Temple's sordid past are uncovered as she begs mercy for her faithful servant.
      Director
      Tony Richardson
      Producer
      Darryl F Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck
      Screenwriter
      James Poe
      Production Co
      Darryl F. Zanuck Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 40m