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
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RITA TURNS ON THE HEAT IN 3D (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
sits in a hut with natives, trying to find a place for Rita Hayworth
in the village. The language used is Samoan. The native says, "Leai se potu," meaning "no room." Ray replies politely but then ends the conversation with, "Alu," which doesn't mean "good-bye" but rather something like, "Get out of here." It's what Samoans say when they shoo animals away from the food or chase children out of the house. See more
Sergeant O'Hara's shirt is wet with sweat as he leaves the radio tent but dry as he exits. See more
She disturbed Mr. Davidson horribly last night. He despises women of that kind.
The founder of our religion was not so squeamish.
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The Heat Is On!
Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
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