Sapphire Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
A pregnant college student named Sapphire Robbins (Yvonne Buckingham) is murdered in London's Hampstead Heath. When police superintendent Robert Hazard (Nigel Patrick) discovers that the victim was a light-skinned black woman passing as white, it upends his initial assumptions. Hazard and his openly racist assistant (Michael Craig) explore the city's racially tense underground jazz scene as they interview suspects, including Sapphire's white fiancé (Paul Massie).

Cast: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Earl Cameron, Rupert Davies, Yvonne Buckingham

Director: Basil Dearden

Genres: Mystery

Keywords: Quest, Police officer, Investigation, Cool, Brother, Engaging, Police station, 1950s, Mystery, London, Murder

Awards

Winner Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)