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 Hayworth turns it on... in 3D!
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Did You Know?
Trying to take advantage of the 3-D fad of the early 50s, the film was shot in 3-D. But, by the time of the premiere on December 23, 1953, interest in 3-D had died down considerably. After a two-week run, all 3-D prints were pulled. The film was given a national release "flat", in other words, in regular prints, minus the 3-D. See more
Sergeant O'Hara's shirt is wet with sweat as he leaves the radio tent but dry as he exits. See more
I suppose you came to see me about that disturbance last night. Major Kenner has just assured me that the Chinaman's place will be declared off limits.
At my insistence.
Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung by chorus (uncredited) See more