At a lonely military outpost on American Samoa, sticky heat alternates with torrential rain. A ship quarantine strands here Sadie Thompson, a "breezy dame" who sets the Marines afire... and self-righteous Mr. Davidson, powerful head of the Mission Board, who suspects Sadie is a fugitive from the notorious Emerald Club of Honolulu. Meanwhile, Sadie is courted by crude but good-hearted Marine Sgt. Phil O'Hara. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
RITA TURNS ON THE HEAT IN 3D (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The hotel that W. Somerset Maugham
stayed at in American Samoa (the model for Trader Horn's) still stands, but for years has been a general store. See more
Sergeant O'Hara's shirt is wet with sweat as he leaves the radio tent but dry as he exits. See more
That was a fast tour!
Most of the island's restricted.
Sadie Thompson's Song (The Blue Pacific Blues)
Music by Ned Washington
and Lester Lee
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
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