The Sins of Rachel Cade
|The Sins of Rachel Cade|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Produced by||Henry Blanke|
|Written by||Charles Mercer (novel)
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography||J. Peverell Marley|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release dates||April 2, 1961|
|Running time||124 minutes|
During World War II, Protestant medical missionary Rachel comes to the village of Dibela in the Belgian Congo. Widowed military administrator Colonel Derode is initially skeptical about her work, but eventually is romantically attracted to Rachel. One of her patients is Paul Wilton, an American doctor with the RAF. She makes love with Paul the night before he is to leave, and becomes pregnant.
- Angie Dickinson as Rachel Cade
- Peter Finch as Colonel Henry Derode
- Roger Moore as Paul Wilton
- Errol John as Kulu
- Woody Strode as Muwango
- Juano Hernández as Kalanumu
- Frederick O'Neal as Buderga
- Mary Wickes as Marie Grieux
- Scatman Crothers as Musinga
- Rafer Johnson as Kosongo
- Charles Wood as Mzimba
- Douglas Spencer as Doctor Bikel
Henry Blanke who served as the producer of this film had also produced The Nun's Story in 1959 starring Audrey Hepburn. The Sins of Rachel Cade had some familiarities to that story particularly with the lead character; a religious female working to help during wartime. Also, Peter Finch plays an atheistic authority figure in both films.
The film is loosely based on the 1956 novel by Charles Mercer, "Rachel Cade", published by G. P. Putnam's Sons.
- Variety film review; September 14, 1960, page 18.
- Harrison's Reports film review; March 4, 1961, page 34.
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