Miss Sadie Thompson

Miss Sadie Thompson

Miss Sadie Thompson is a 1953 3-D American drama musical romance film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Rita Hayworth, Aldo Ray and José Ferrer, and was released by Columbia Pictures. The film is based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story "Miss Thompson" (later retitled "Rain"). Other film versions include Sadie Thompson (1928) starring Gloria Swanson, Rain (1932) starring Joan Crawford, and Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A., a 1946 race film.


A bar girl from Hawaii, a religious zealot and a love-struck Marine struggle with sin and salvation just after World War II while Sadie Thompson kicks out several songs, including the Oscar-nominated "Blue Pacific Blues". The film is set in Samoa.

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    contentLocation American Samoa
    director Curtis Bernhardt
    editor Viola Lawrence
    genre drama romance
    keywords academy award bar girl oscar world war ii
    musicBy Morris Stoloff
    producer Jerry Wald
    productionCompany The Beckworth Corporation
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    recordedAt Hawaii
    theme 3d musical race