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Sadie Thompson ()

directed by Raoul Walsh, William Cameron Menzies
featuring Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Frederici, Gloria Swanson, James Marcus, Raoul Walsh, Charles Lane

Rain, the famous John Colton-Clemence Randolph theatrical adaptation of Somerset Maugham's short story about religious hypocrisy, was such a "hot potato" in 1928 that the Hays Office, Hollywood's self-appointed censorship bureau, would not allow the play to be filmed under its original title. Thus, the silent film version of Rain went out as Sadie Thompson, which happened to be the name of the central character. Gloria Swanson plays Sadie, a woman of loose morals and sordid reputation who travels to the South Seas, seeking ...

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Sadie Thompson
2001, United Artists

UPC: 738329019426


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