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Miss Sadie Thompson Reviews

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May 20, 2015
It's a little crazy how much Rita Hayworth was under-appreciated for her acting in Hollywood. She didn't just bring forth the strong, femme fatale type of attitude, but also a lot of tenderness, and it was especially evident in Miss Sadie Thompson. As I understand, the source material was heavily censored in this picture, but it's still enjoyable due to Haworth, fun musical numbers, and good story.
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½ November 6, 2013
Rita's good, Aldo brutish and Jose the same pompous jerk he usually played in the grand manner.
½ November 2, 2013
a watered down version of this skip this and see the 1932 version while not in technicolor better version of this
½ January 18, 2012
Battle of morals on a Pacific Island which turns out to be a fair vehicle for an older than she looks Rital Hayworth.
½ September 5, 2010
Caught this on TV and is a bit of a non-film really. I'm not a huge fan of 1950's love story esque films and this one is all signposted to buggery from the beginning. Lots of overstatement, wistful looking into the distance and shouting at each other in very clipped voices. Alsoe Jose Ferrer sounds EXACTLY like Elliott Gould (Ross' Dad in friends) - very disturbing. Found Rita Hayworth quite irritating after a while and shan't be rushing out to buy it anytime soon. It was however, nice to watch a film that is less than two hours long, modern films just don't have that level of brevity, brevity which in this case was particularly welcome. Go to Australia with your boyfriend, go back to San Francisco to face the music? We don't care, pick one and just feck off Miss Sadie Thompson.
September 5, 2010
Saw some of the middle of this and it looks extremely irritating.
½ June 7, 2009
Passionate roles like this aren´t really Rita Hayworth´s strong side, which results in that nothing she does in this movie feels natural or spontaneous. And José Ferrer as a missionaire moralist? They must be kidding!

The movie is about a free spirited girl named Sadie Thompson, who works on a bar on a tropical island which serves as a military outpost. So she flirts with one, or two or maybe fifty of the guys there every night, dances and drinks beer. And there are some missionaires working on the island too. One of them (José Ferrer) recognises Sadie as a prostitute working on an imfamous nightclub on Honolulu and he threats to arrage to get her deported if she doesn´t leave the island immediately. (The funny thing is why no one asks what this "missionaire" had to do on this nightclub). So Sadie agrees in leaving and this missionaire rapes her before she leaves. (Another funny thing is that Sadie doesn´t look a bit devastated or sad because of the rape, but rather a little bit annoyed). And it finally turnes out that the missionaire was the one who felt the most sorry about the rape...(???????)
½ August 26, 2005
WONDERFUL REMAKE, NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL, BUT VERY GOOD IN IT'S OWN RIGHT. RITA HAYWORTH SIZZLES. SOME GOOD MUSICAL NUMBERS. FINE SUPPORTING CAST. CHARLES BRONSON (BUCHINSKY) HAS A VERY EARLY CAREER ROLE.
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