About the film
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Release Date: April 18, 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...»|
|Production Companies||:||Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, 20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Richard D. Zanuck, Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Writers||:||James Poe, William Faulkner, Ruth Ford|
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.