Sapphire (1959)

Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig portray two Scotland Yard detectives who are investigating the murder of a young black woman who had been passing for white. As timely a topic today as when made in an England rampant with racial prejudice in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 1959
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2011
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Sean Axmaker
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This is Important Cinema with Socially Relevant Themes and, while surely daring in its day, comes off as insufferably patronizing and sanctimonious at times.

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Walter M.
"Sapphire" starts with the discovery of a dead body in a London park by two children. As Superintendent Robert Hazard(Nigel Patrick) and Inspector… More
Chris Browning
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! The first big success of Basil Dearden, Sapphire is the story of a girl with this name that is killed in the beginning of the… More