Cinema: Southern Discomfort

Sanctuary (20th Century-Fox) is Hollywood's second attempt to make a movie of Author William Faulkner's woolhat horror story of murder, impotence and rape in Mississippi. As in The Story of Temple Drake (1933), most of the hairier moments of the original novel (which Faulkner frankly wrote "to make money") have been clipped, and the film dissolves into just another jugful of Hollywood's standard Southern Discomfort.

The picture combines, condenses and reshapes the main story elements of Sanctuary (1931) and its sequel, Requiem for a Nun (1951). Abandoned by her drunken date (Bradford Dillman) at a backwoods distillery, the 17-year-old daughter (Lee Remick)...

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