One of the most eagerly sought pre-Code films, THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE (1933), is showing tonight on TCM at 8:00 pm EST. An adaptation of William Faulkner's 1931 novel _Sanctuary_, it stars Miriam Hopkins and features atmospheric cinematography by Karl Struss.
The transfer broadcast tonight should look beautiful. According to Lee Tsiantis from Turner Broadcasting, "TCM paid for a broadcast master from MoMA's print materials - which were in great shape, as the film has essentially remained unseen for so long. Although it's a Paramount film, Fox owns it, as they bought the underlying property, Faulkner's SANCTUARY - & the original film - for a remake in 1960."
James M. Steffen, PhD
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