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Sadie Thompson ()


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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

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Alfred Davidson
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Mrs. Alfred Davidson
Charles Lane ...
Dr. Angus McPhail
Florence Midgley ...
Mrs. Angus McPhail
James A. Marcus ...
Joe Horn, the trader
Sofia Ortega ...
Ameena
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Quartermaster Bates
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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara
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Sadie Thompson
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Charles Sullivan ...
Marine (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

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W. Somerset Maugham ... (story)
 
Raoul Walsh ... (adaptation)
 
C. Gardner Sullivan ... (titles)
 
John Colton ... (play "Rain") (uncredited)
 
Clemence Randolph ... (play "Rain") (uncredited)

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Gloria Swanson ... producer (uncredited)
Raoul Walsh ... producer (uncredited)

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Joseph Turrin ... (1987)

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George Barnes ... (photographed by)
Robert Kurrle ... (photographed by)
Oliver T. Marsh ... (photographed by) (as Oliver Marsh)

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C. Gardner Sullivan ... (edited by)

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William Cameron Menzies

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Pierre Bedard ... production manager (uncredited)

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William Tummel ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Dennis Doros ... archivist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Sadie Thompson arrives in Pago-Pago to start a new life, but when extremist missionary Davidson lashes out against her lifestyle and tries to force her back to San Francisco, she may lose her second chance. Written by Mike Myers

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Taglines Sadie could storm any barrack she attacked! Magnetism had never been heard of until she hit town! What a woman! You'll say so, too! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Faiblesse humaine (France)
  • ...aber das Fleisch ist schwach (Germany)
  • La frágil voluntad (Spain)
  • A jednak cialo jest slabe (Poland)
  • Grzech Sadie Thompson (Poland)
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  • 97 min
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Budget $650,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Gloria Swanson (as Sadie) swore several times on screen, but as the title cards don't reflect this and the film is silent, it was released without censorship. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Quotes Sadie Thompson: [screaming at Alfred Davidson] Was I doing you any harm? You bloodthirsty buzzard! Was I? Who gave you the right to pass judgement on me? You psalm-singing louse! You'd tear out your own mother's heart, if she didn't agree with you, and call it saving her soul!
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