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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.
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Stills from the original shoot had to be used to approximate the eight-minute last reel because it had decayed while in storage.
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The play, written by John Colton and Clemence Randolph, opened on Broadway in New York City, New York on 7 November 1922 and had 256 performance with Jeanne Eagels as Sadie. There were 2 New York revivals, the last in 1935 with Tallulah Bankhead as Sadie.
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The musical version of Sadie Thompson opened at the Alvin Theater on November 16, 1944 and ran for 60 performances.
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