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Sapphire film poster


As mentioned in Autobiography:

"The shadowy social films of lost Sunday television are Oliver Twist (1948) (in which career-criminal Bill Sikes says ‘There’s light enough for what I ’ave to do!’), London Belongs to Me (1948), The Blue Lamp (1950), I Believe in You (1952) and Sapphire (1959)."

Wikipedia Information


Sapphire is a 1959 British crime drama film. It focuses on racism in London toward immigrants from the West Indies, and explores the "underlying insecurities and fears of ordinary people" about those of another race. The film was directed by Basil Dearden, and stars Nigel Patrick, Earl Cameron and Yvonne Mitchell. It received the BAFTA Award for Best Film and screenwriter Janet Green won a 1960 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Foreign Film Screenplay. It was considered a progressive film for its time.Earl Cameron, who plays the part of Sapphire's brother, also appears in Flame in the Streets (1961), another British film dealing with racial issues.