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Sadie Thompson (1928)

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Release Date: Jan 7, 1928 Wide

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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

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Feb 20, 2001

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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.

April 27, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Confirms Walsh's robust chivalry and, as in Queen Kelly, Swanson's personal triumph

September 25, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore are terrific.

January 1, 2008
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Fair drama, of note for Raoul Walsh as actor, and comments against the Religious Right

May 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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the first adaptation of maugham's famous story, the film stars gloria swanson and director raoul walsh as well as an over the top lionel barrymore as the self appointed moral authority of the islands. swanson was nominated for an oscar here and walsh is terrific as the marine who falls for her. great screen presence! his acting career ended shortly after this when he lost an eye to a fateful jackrabbit through the windshield encounter and became the first of hollywood's dashing eye-patch wearing directors
January 25, 2013
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Stella Dallas

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The version that I saw was crackling with wear and took me out of the film a bit I'm afraid. Gloria Swanson who is so terrific in Sunset Boulevard doesn't quite measure up here.
March 6, 2014
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