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 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
My voice isn't so awful if you don't listen too hard.
Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars
The Blue Pacific Blues
Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
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