Joan Crawford stars as prostitute Sadie Thompson, in this version of Somerset Maugham’s story of lust in the sultry Pacific. From her first entrance, ring-studded hand on a door jamb, followed by an undulating body in a skin tight checked outfit, Crawford dominates the film as she goes on to seduce Walter Huston’s stern straight-laced missionary. The variable quality of the soundtrack is due to the quality of the original film and is not the fault of the video.
United Artists Corporation
Black and White