Play Song
Pause Song

About the film


rape based on novel or book bootlegger remake privileged life literary adaptation society girl


Release Date: April 18, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «From the Nobel Prize winner...the unadorned truth about the governor's daughter...seared by the fires of her desperate desires...tormented by the new-found emotions within her...»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions
Director    :   Tony Richardson
Producers    :   Richard D. Zanuck, Darryl F. Zanuck
Writers    :   James Poe, William Faulkner, Ruth Ford
RunTime    :   90 mins.

In 1920s rural Mississippi, Nancy Mannigoe, an African-American servant, is placed on death row for the murder of Temple Drake's 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. Details of Temple's sordid past are uncovered as she begs mercy for her faithful servant.

Main Actors


There are no reviews yet