Sadie Thompson (1928)
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Release Date: Jan 7, 1928 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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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
Jan 7, 1928 Wide
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Gloria Swanson received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for the silent version of Somerset Maugham's famous story, directed by Raoul Walsh.
Confirms Walsh's robust chivalry and, as in Queen Kelly, Swanson's personal triumph
Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore are terrific.
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