Of human bondage. Rain

United States, 1934

Film
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Two Somerset Maugham novels, which became classic films are here presented on one video. In “Of human bondage” Bette Davis made her name as a cheap and vulgar cafe waitress who taunts and ridicules a besotted Leslie Howard, as a crippled professor. Joan Crawford stars in “Rain” as the bad girl Sadie Thompson who attracts the fanatic obsessions of a missionary, which leads to her spiritual reformation. Set during an epidemic on South Sea Pago Pago island, the film caused much controversy on its release.

Credits

co-director

Lewis Milestone

John Cromwell

co-producer

Joseph Schenck

Pandro S. Berman

production company

Art Cinema Corporation

United Artists

RKO Radio Pictures

Language

English

Duration

03:00:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

38714

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epidemics

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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