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Item# sapphire--1959

Product Description

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 the 1950s, it stays just this side of an in-depth indictment of racism and bigotry as the detectives investigate the vast array of suspects--everyone from the girl's white boyfriend and his parents who feared that the association would destroy his career to the boys that the girl had spurned when she was accepted by white society.

Director Basil Dearden Production Company Artna Films Producer Michael Relph Screenplay Janet Green Additional Dialogue Lukas Heller Director of Photography Harry Waxman

Nigel Patrick (Superintendent Robert Hazard); Michael Craig (Inspector Phil Learoyd); Yvonne Mitchell (Mildred); Paul Massie (David Harris); Bernard Miles (Ted Harris); Earl Cameron (Dr Robbins)