Major DVR alert for Wednesday night, September 14, at 8 pm EST on TCM - the racy and rare pre-code The Story of Temple Drake (1933) starring Miriam Hopkins is premieres on TCM as one of Robert Osborne's picks.
I caught this one a little over a year ago resorting to watching it on YouTube and I've been dying to get my hands on a copy ever since. Below I went searching in our Classic Movie Search Engine and found five posts dedicated to Drake, a movie based on one of the few William Faulkner novels I've ever read, Sanctuary.
- Obscure Classics references Miriam Hopkins' "carefree, promiscuous behavior" in their review of The Story of Temple Drake
- Boiling Sand mentions that The Story of Temple Drake "was so scandalous that the Production Code demanded it never be screened again."
- The Hollywood Revue catalogs some of the sin found in The Story of Temple Drake: "a loose woman, gangsters, murder, and violence against women," just to name a few!
- Classic Movies Digest calls The Story of Temple Drake "a pre-code masterpiece ... truly one of the most adult films of the era"
- Jack La Rue - Sexual Outlaw is Shadowplay's look at The Story of Temple Drake, which it refers to as a "pre-code smut-holocaust"
If you're a fan of pre-code cinema you cannot miss this movie!
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