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The Story of Temple Drake (Collection of five original photographs from the 1933 film)

The Story of Temple Drake (Collection of five original photographs from the 1933 film)

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The Story of Temple Drake (Collection of five original photographs from the 1933 film)

by Stephen Roberts (director); William Faulkner (novel); Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenwriter); Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue (starring)

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Collection of five vintage photographs from the 1933 film.

Based on William Faulkner's 1931 controversial literary potboiler "Sanctuary." The story concerns a wealthy and neurotic Southern belle who falls in with a violent bootlegger who rapes her and forces her into prostitution. Every bit as controversial as the source material, the film's depiction of the assault was graphic and shocking even among films of the era, and, along with the same year's equally sensational "Baby Face," was directly responsible for the stricter enforcement of the Production Code beginning the next year, bringing the pre-Code era to a close.

George Raft, then under contract to Paramount, was assigned the role of the bootlegger, but found the part repulsive and went to battle with the studio in a suit that nearly cost him his career.

Unavailable for decades outside of 16mm bootlegs, the film was restored by the Museum of Modern Art in 2011 and screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival, but still awaits a commercial release.

Photographs between 9.75 x 7.5 and 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus overall.

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Title
The Story of Temple Drake (Collection of five original photographs from the 1933 film)
Author
Stephen Roberts (director); William Faulkner (novel); Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenwriter); Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue (starring)
Book Condition
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Publisher
Paramount Pictures
Place of Publication
Hollywood
Date Published
1933
Keywords
Film Still Photographs | Photographs | Pre-Code Film | Censorship | Directors | Films with Literary Sources
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Film Still Photographs; Films with Literary Sources; Censorship; Photographs; Directors;

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