Miss Sadie Thompson

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Miss Sadie Thompson ★★★1953

Based on the novel “Rain” by W. Somerset Maugham. Promiscuous tart Hayworth arrives on a Pacific island occupied by a unit of Marines and a sanctimonious preacher played by Ferrer While Hayworth parties with the Marines and becomes involved with Ray's Sgt. O'Hara, Ferrer moralizes and insists she return to the mainland to face moral charges. Quasi-musical with a scattering of dubbed songs by Hayworth includes a memorable erotic dance scene complete with tight dress and dripping sweat. Hayworth's strong performance carries the picture with Ferrer and Ray turning in cardboard versions of their Maugham characters. Originally filmed in 3-D. 91m/C VHS . Rita Hayworth, Jose Ferrer, Aldo Ray, Charles Bronson; D: Curtis Bernhardt.

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