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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rita Hayworth turns it on... in 3D!
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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
No, Doctor, moral standards can never be high enough. Especially here, where all of nature seems to conspire against us. Everything grows with a sort of savage violence; today you will see strange flowers where yesterday there were only roots.
Featured in The Lady with the Torch
Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung by chorus (uncredited) See more