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For residents on the idyllic South Seas island of Pago Pago, life is simple until a boat arrives carrying two couples, the Davidsons (who are missionaries), the MacPhails and a prostitute named Sadie Thompson. Davidson is more than just a religious zealot; he's a mad man. When the boat, which was en route to another port, is temporarily stranded on the island due to a possible Cholera outbreak on-board, Sadie spends her time "partying" with the American soldiers stationed on the island. Her behavior, however, is more than the Davidsons can stand and soon Mr. Davidson confronts Sadie about her evil ways and offers salvation. When Sadie rebels and the attempted redemption does not go as planned, Davidson arranges to have her sent back to San Francisco, where she fled some years ago due to mysterious personal issues. Davidson soon becomes unhinged and thus begins a series of surprising events which culminate in disaster.Written by
The film was first aired on television by KTLA-5 in Los Angeles on Sunday 26 August 1951, according to a box advert in the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, that date (Volume V, Number 20, page 16.) See more »
Studio lights are constantly reflected in Joe Horne's bald head. See more »
You low-down skunk! What have you been telling the Governor about me?
I've been hoping to have another talk with you, Miss Thompson.
Why you miserable snail-snatcher! I wouldn't talk to you if you and me were the only two people left on earth. Why, you're so doggone mean it makes me sick even to look at ya! That's what I think of you! Coming to me with all that guff you spill about salvation. Then, goin' and havin' me deported on top of it! Why, you low lizard - !
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St. Louis Blues
Written by W.C. Handy
Played during the opening credits and often in the score See more »
A Crawford Antique
Most TV versions of "Rain" look like an antique, since they are in desperate need of restoration. The video versions are restored with 20 minutes of footage that is cut on some of the TV prints. Crawford was loaned out by MGM to United Artists for this second adaptation of the famed Maugham novel. This was one of Joan's biggest commercial disasters when she was still big at the box-office before her decline in the late 1930s. By viewing it today, one may not be impressed by the story or performances, but this is actually one of Joan's finest from her early films. "Rain" has become overlooked through the years since it was a notorious bomb and Crawford herself hated this movie. It is not as excellent as Gloria Swanson's "Sadie Thompson," but not that bad.
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