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Sapphire

london, england scotland yard police racism intrigue cult film murder investigation racial prejudice mixed race police procedural

Sapphire

Release Date: November 02, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «The sensational story of a girl who didn't belong.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Artna Films Ltd., The Rank Organisation
Director    :   Basil Dearden
Producers    :   Michael Relph
Writers    :   Janet Green
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry. Director Basil Dearden won a British Academy Award for his deft, sensitive hand at the helm.




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