Sanctuary (1961)

NR 04/18/1961 (DE) Drama 1h 30m
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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...


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.

  1. Tony Richardson


  2. William Faulkner


  3. James Poe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Temple Drake

  2. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Candy Man

  3. Bradford Dillman

    Bradford Dillman

    Gowan Stevens

  4. Harry Townes

    Harry Townes

    Ira Bobbitt

  5. Odetta


    Nancy Mannigoe

  6. Howard St. John

    Howard St. John

    Gov. Drake

  7. Jean Carson

    Jean Carson


  8. Reta Shaw

    Reta Shaw

    Miss Reba

  9. Strother Martin

    Strother Martin

    Dog Boy

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Original Language English

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