Satan Never Sleeps

TitleSatan Never Sleeps
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsMcCarey, Leo
Running Time125 min
Date Released03/23/1962
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Catholicism and communism collide in this adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's novel about the Chinese Civil War (1927-1950). The Communist People's Party makes life difficult for mission priests Rev. O'Banion (William Holden) and Rev. Bovard (Clifton Webb) in 1940s China. The cook for their mission, young local Siu Lan (France Nuyen), is in love with O'Banion, but her innocence is lost when the communist forces of leader Ho San (Weaver Lee) raid and decimate the mission. Ho San continues to persecute the priests, but struggles with his communist ideology when he receives disturbing orders from his leaders.

Alternate TitleThe Devil Never Sleeps
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