Sadie Thompson

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Sadie Thompson ★★★ 1928

Swanson plays a harlot with a heart of gold, bawdy and good-natured, in the South Seas. A zealot missionary (Barrymore) arrives and falls in love with her. The last eight minutes of footage have been recreated by using stills and the original title cards, to replace the last reel which had decomposed. Remade as “Rain,” “Dirty Gertie From Harlem,” and “Miss Sadie Thompson.” Based on W. Somerset Maugham's “Rain.” 97m/B VHS, DVD . Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Raoul Walsh, Blanche Frederici, Charles Lane, James A. Marcus; D: Raoul Walsh; W: Raoul Walsh; C: George Barnes, Robert B. Kurrle, Oliver Marsh.