Sapphire

United Kingdom, 1959

Film
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Investigation into the murder of a music student, Sapphire Robbins, leads the detectives along London’s coloured population. Although she passed for white, Sapphire was half Negro, and her dark-skinned brother is one of several suspects. When the detective expose, in all its irrationality, the violent hate that Sapphire managed to arouse, the murderer is driven into a confession. The extract is taken halfway through the film when the police investigation is underway and various people who have known Sapphire Robbins are being questioned. Det Hazard (Nigel Patrick), Det Learoyd (Michael Craig), David Farris (Paul Massie), Mildred Harris (Yvonne Mitchell), Mr Harris (Bernard Miles), Mrs Harris (Olga Lindo), Dr Robbins (Earl Cameron), Paul Slade (Gordon Heath).

Credits

director

Basil Dearden

producer

Basil Relph

production company

Artna

Language

English

Duration

00:10:40:00

Colour

Black and White

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