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?
This is a "Personal Pick" of Robert Osborne, who is the host for Turner Classic Movies. He considers Rita Hayworth of be "the definitive" Sadie Thompson. See more
Sergeant O'Hara's shirt is wet with sweat as he leaves the radio tent but dry as he exits. See more
Relax, fellas, you'll burn out your bearings.
Version of Sadie Thompson
Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung by chorus (uncredited) See more