Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »
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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
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Gloria Swanson's distinctive Sadie Thompson costume was at one point housed in The Crocker Museum in Hollywood, the first museum dedicated to props and other artifacts from American films. The museum was started by actor Harry Crocker, circa 1928. See more »
The morals of the island are pretty bad, but I've made the governor understand that things have got to be cleaned up.
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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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