Satan Never Sleeps

TitleSatan Never Sleeps
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsMcCarey, Leo
Running Time125 min
Date Released03/1962
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Catholicism and communism collide in this adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's novel about the Chinese Civil War. In 1949, a young Irish Catholic priest and a young Chinese girl arrive at a remote parish shortly after communist soldiers have taken control. Unit leader Ho San forces the priest to watch as he rapes Siu Lan. Her pregnancy as well as the army's order to kill all Christians forces San to change his loyalties. 


William Holden

Clifton Webb

France Nuyen

Athene Seyler

Martin Benson

Edith Sharpe

Robert Lee 


Directed by Leo McCarey

Produced by Leo McCarey

Screenplay by Claude Binyon

Story by Pearl S. Buck

Music by Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by Oswald Morris

Edited by Gordon Pilkington



Alternate TitleThe Devil Never Sleeps
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