The Story of Temple Drake1933
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
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as Temple Drake
as Stephen Benbow
as Toddy Gowan
as Toddy Gowan
as Lee Goodwin
as Judge Drake
as Aunt Jennie
as Ruby Lemar
as Miss Reba
as Courtroom extra
as Gas Station Proprietor
as Lunch Wagon Proprietor
as District Attorney
Critic Reviews for The Story of Temple Drake
Made with the full knowledge of how society at large felt about "girls like her," and those stereotypes of the "loose woman" are consistently interrogated and subverted.
quite a good film apart from its scandalous reputation, which tends to overshadow any of its other accomplishments
If anyone needs an example of the sort of movie that forced the Hays Office prudes to become moral watchdogs over the American film industry, The Story of Temple Drake will serve just fine.
Audience Reviews for The Story of Temple Drake
Provocative and racy this hard to find film is loaded with infamy. If you started watching not knowing it was a pre-code it would only take a few minutes to realized it. Full of a wantonness and sense of depravity that wouldn"t be seen in movies for decades after this sinfest features rape, murder and many other shocking events with a frank candor. Many of the cast are rather ham handed in their portrayals, William Gargan in particular, but Miriam Hopkins lights up the screen with a vibrant sensuality and a compelling presence. A truly talented actress it's a shame that behind the scenes she was such a difficult and brazen upstager that it irrevocably damaged her career and shortened her star period.
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