Rain (1932)



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The pleasures of the flesh confront the discipline of the Lord's teachings in this screen adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's story Miss Sadie Thompson. Sadie Thompson (Joan Crawford) is a sassy streetwalker who lands in Pago Pago in the South Pacific after an epidemic grounds the ship on which she's booked passage. Sadie's shapely legs, free spirit, and quick wit soon attract the attention of a group of American soldiers stationed on the island; while most are motivated by simple lust, the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Maxwell Anderson, John Colton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 1999



as Sadie Thompson

as Rev. Alfred Davidson

as Joe Horn

as Sgt. O'Hara

as Quartermaster Bates

as Mrs. Davidson

as Dr. MacPhail

as Mrs. Macphail

as Hodgson

as Ameena
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Critic Reviews for Rain

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 6, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Its shocking sensationalism has lost its punch.

Full Review… | January 30, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Entertaining antique, and not the turkey that Joan Crawford insisted it was.

Full Review… | March 2, 2006
Film Threat

July 29, 2007
Echo Magazine

Audience Reviews for Rain

First I have to comment that I saw this on a $2 DVD, therefore, the picture and sound quality was extremely poor. I could not actually hear some of the talking which may have reduced my understanding of the movie, leading to a lower rating than deserved.
I mainly enjoyed this. It must have been quite risque in its day to show Joan Crawford as a prostitute (I hasten to add nothing is actually seen!). The religious fanatic character must have also been controversial.
Really quite a dark little story. Acting at time seemed a little hammy, but as stated, quality of film not so great, plus it is very old. Liked the ending a lot. I found Joan's brainwashed girl more convincing than the prostitute, which was why it worked so well.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

hard strory about sins and religuious people trying to get their ideals on other peoples freedoms. excellent

Ed arell

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