The Story of Temple Drake
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The Story of Temple Drake
William Faulkner's novel Sanctuary was a notorious bestseller upon its publication in 1931, and while it was successful enough that Paramount Pictures quickly snapped up the film rights, they were forced to change enough of the story to make it fit for the screen (even in the "pre-code" era) that by the time it reached theaters the title had been changed to The Story of Temple Drake. Temple (Miriam Hopkins) is a free-spirited girl being raised by a well-respected judge (Guy Standing) after the death of her mother. Temple has a wild streak and a taste for liquor and men she can… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dated melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What makes it worth watching, even compelling, is Miriam Hopkins's performance."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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