Cracking the (Pre) Code: The Story of Temple Drake

August 10, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street | Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 639-7515
Times: 5:00 PM to 6:10 PM
Admission: General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Area of Town: Museum District

Often cited as one of the key reasons for the Code coming to be in the first place, The Story of Temple Drake is based on William Faulkner’s racy novel Sanctuary – which could not even be mentioned in the credits. Wealthy Southern party girl (Miriam Hopkins) survives a car crash only to be kidnapped by sleazy bootlegger Jack LaRue. The cinematography is by Karl Struss, who also shot F. W. Murnau’s silent classic Sunrise. Restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from Turner Classic Movies and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. 

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