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Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)





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At a lonely military outpost on American Samoa, sticky heat alternates with torrential rain. A ship quarantine strands here Sadie Thompson, a "breezy dame" who sets the Marines afire... and self-righteous Mr. Davidson, powerful head of the Mission Board, who suspects Sadie is a fugitive from the notorious Emerald Club of Honolulu. Meanwhile, Sadie is courted by crude but good-hearted Marine Sgt. Phil O'Hara.

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Rita Hayworth
as Sadie Thompson
José Ferrer
as Alfred Davidson
Aldo Ray
as Sgt. Phil O'Hara
Russell Collins
as Dr. Robert McPhail
Diosa Costello
as Ameena Horn
Wilton Graff
as Governor
Peggy Converse
as Mrs. Margaret Davidson
Rudy Bond
as Hodges
Frances Morris
as Mrs. MacPhail
John Grossett
as Reverend
Ben Harris
as Marine
Ted Jordan
as Marine
Joe McCabe
as Native
Al Kikume
as Native Secretary
Fred Letuli
as Native Messenger
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Critic Reviews for Miss Sadie Thompson

All Critics (3)

Crisp dialogue can't completely disguise the abrupt character transformations and the choppy narrative.

August 7, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A watered-down adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Rain.

April 26, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miss Sadie Thompson


Rita's good, Aldo brutish and Jose the same pompous jerk he usually played in the grand manner.

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