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Sadie Thompson

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Sadie Thompson

Release Date: January 07, 1928

Year    :   1928
Slogan    :   «Sadie could storm any barrack she attacked! Magnetism had never been heard of until she hit town! What a woman! You'll say so, too!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Gloria Swanson Pictures
Director    :   Raoul Walsh
Producers    :   Raoul Walsh
Writers    :   Raoul Walsh, W. Somerset Maugham
RunTime    :   97 mins.
Budget    :   1000000
Revenue    :   7000000

A young, beautiful prostitute named Sadie Thompson arrives on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago looking for honest work and falls for Timothy O'Hara, an American sailor who is unfazed by her unsavory past. However, Mr. Davidson, a missionary who arrived on the island at the same time, aims to "save" Sadie from her sinful life and petitions to have her separated from her beau and deported back to San Francisco.


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