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Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | | Drama | 7 January 1928 (USA)
A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

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Sadie Thompson arrives in Pago-Pago to start a new life, but when extremist missionary Davidson lashes out against her lifestyle and tries to force her back to San Francisco, she may lose her second chance. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Sadie could storm any barrack she attacked! Magnetism had never been heard of until she hit town! What a woman! You'll say so, too! See more »

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La frágil voluntad  »

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Gloria Swanson (as Sadie) swore several times on screen, but the title cards don't reflect this since the film is silent; it was released without uncensored. See more »

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Sadie Thompson: How about it, Handsome? Got a girl?
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Excellent filmization of the classic play.

This is a well-done film version of the classic play, RAIN. The role of Sadie, originated by Jeanne Eagels, is well played by Swanson, earning her a deserved Oscar nom for Best Actress. Despite what the other reviewer on this page, David Atkins, avers, the Cinematography was nominated but it did not win the Oscar. That honor went to Murnau's SUNRISE. Check out the early sound version of RAIN with Joan Crawford - also excellent - but avoid the terrible Rita Hayworth remake from the forties.


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