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Starring Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Beulah Bondi, Fredric Howard, Ben Hendricks, Jr., William Gargan, Mary Shaw. Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, based on the play by John Colton and C. Randolph, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham. Music by Alfred Newman. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Executive Producer: Joseph M. Schenck. Produced and directed by Lewis Milestone.
Early sound classic about sin and salvation. Set on the South Seas island of Pago Pago, the film centers around a group of steamer passengers who are stranded on the island when there is aa epedimic on-board their ship. The group includes missionary Alfred Davidson (Walter Huston) and Miss Sadie Thompson (Joan Crawford), a prostitute. Davidson makes it his mission to save Sadie's soul and give up her wonton ways. In the end, he succeeds, butat the cost of his own soul, as he gives in to his own temptations. Moving remake of the silent screen classsic, SADIE THOMPSON (1928) starring Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore.
A Lewis Milestone Production - Released by United Artists