Rain

United States, 1932

Film
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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.

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Credits

director

Lewis Milestone

producer

Joseph Schenck

production company

United Artists Corporation

Duration

01:24:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1932

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304390

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2127904

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