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.
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Seduction
Feature films → Feature films - United States
Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations
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