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Basil Dearden

Directed by Basil Dearden, "Sapphire" (also known as "Mordalarm in Scotland Yard", "Zaffiro nero", "Mädchen Saphir, Das") is a Crime/Drama/Mystery film, released on November 02 of 1959 in the USA , starring Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles and Olga Lindo.

Who is the director of "Sapphire":

Sapphire was directed by Basil Dearden, an English director, producer, and writer.

Before making Sapphire, Basil Dearden had directed Violent Playground, released in 1958, The Smallest Show on Earth (1957), The Green Man (1956), The Ship That Died of Shame (1955), The Square Ring (1953), and The Gentle Gunman (1952). Since, he directed The League of Gentlemen, released in 1960, Man in the Moon (1960), Victim (1961), All Night Long (1962), Life for Ruth (1962), and A Place to Go (1963).

What was the release date of "Sapphire":

Sapphire was initally released in the United States on Monday, November 02, 1959. Also released on this day was Edge of Eternity. This was sixty (60) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, January 15, 1960 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Sapphire":

At the casting of Sapphire we find Nigel Patrick, previously seen in The Man Inside (1958) and Count Five and Die (1958); Michael Craig (Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959), Sea of Sand (1958)); Yvonne Mitchell (Tiger Bay (1959), Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)) [ more... ]

  • Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell and Olga Lindo have all also be seen in Yield to the Night, released in 1956.
  • Earl Cameron and Orlando Martins also appeared in Safari, released in 1956.
  • Earl Cameron and Harry Baird have both also be seen in Tarzan the Magnificent, released in 1960.

What is the Storyline of "Sapphire":

The film is about a murdered pregnant girl who initially passed for white She by appearances is a white woman who is found stabbed on Hampstead Heath. Her brother played by Earl Cameron arrives at the police station to give evidence and he is black. It then becomes evident to the police officers that this girl has been passing for white. This film reveals the underlying insecurities and fears of ordinary people that exist towards another race.


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