After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps... See full summary »
At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells ... See full summary »
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 (as Sadie) swore several times on screen, but as the title cards don't reflect this and the film is silent, it was released without censorship. See more »
[screaming at Alfred Davidson]
Who gave you the right to pass judgement on me? You psalm-singing louse! You'd tear out you own mother's heart, if she didn't agree with you, and call it saving her soul!
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Despite what Mr. Atfield says in the other review on this page, SADIE THOMPSON did NOT win the first Cinematography Oscar - that prize went deservedly to SUNRISE - but it did receive a nomination in that category as did Gloria Swanson for Best Actress, the latter most deservedly. It's one of the finest silent screen performances you'll ever see. The film is quite excellent in every area as was the Joan Crawford remake (RAIN) in 1932. Both are of the same feel with luminescent cinematography and fine performances. The age old tale of religious hypocrisy is well told. Jeanne Eagels originated the role on Broadway. See it. A silent classic.
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