The Story of Temple Drake
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The Story of Temple Drake
William Faulkner's bestseller Sanctuary was so taboo in some circles that Hollywood couldn't even use the title when making the first film version. Thus, Paramount's adaptation of Sanctuary went out as The Story of Temple Drake, fooling no one who could read. Miriam Hopkins plays the title role, the promiscuous daughter of a Southern judge. Temple will do anything for a thrill, which plays right into the hands of a gang of kidnappers. Coerced into a pickup date at a roadhouse, Temple is held for ransom by the lascivious Trigger (Jack LaRue) and his mob. She is raped by Trigger,… More

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"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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