Miss Sadie Thompson [DVD] [1953]

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Synopsis

Miss Sadie Thompson
Set in New Caledonia (though filmed in Hawaii), Miss Sadie Thompson is a heavily laundered adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Rain, with Rita Hayworth in the title role and José Ferrer as the pious Alfred Davidson. To satisfy the censors, Sadie is no longer a whore but a nightclub entertainer "with a past," while Davidson is not a minister but a lay preacher. The end result, however, is about the same, with Davidson trying to save Sadie's soul, only to lose his own in the process. Aldo Ray co-stars in the beefed-up role of the marine sergeant who harbors a crush for the colorful Miss Thompson. Highlights include Rita Hayworth's rendition of the musical numbers "The Heat is On" (later parodied by Muriel Landers in the 1957 Three Stooges comedy Sweet and Hot), "Blue Pacific Blues," and ""Hear No Evil, Seek No Evil."" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rita Hayworth
    Rita Hayworth - Sadie Thompson
  • Aldo Ray
    Aldo Ray - Sgt. Phil O'Hara
  • Russell Collins
    Russell Collins - Dr. Robert McPhail
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    Diosa Costello - Ameena Horn
  • Peggy Converse
    Peggy Converse - Margaret Davidson
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