Sadie Thompson
Sadie Thompson (1928)

A fugitive prostitute finds romance and redemption on a South Seas island.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 1928
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Gloria Swanson received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for the silent version of Somerset Maugham's famous story, directed by Raoul Walsh.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fair drama, of note for Raoul Walsh as actor, and comments against the Religious Right

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Fernando F. Croce

Confirms Walsh's robust chivalry and, as in Queen Kelly, Swanson's personal triumph

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Steve Crum

Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore are terrific.

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Stella Dallas
the first adaptation of maugham's famous story, the film stars gloria swanson and director raoul walsh as well as an over the top lionel barrymore as the… More
John Ballantine
The version that I saw was crackling with wear and took me out of the film a bit I'm afraid. Gloria Swanson who is so terrific in Sunset Boulevard… More
Antonius Block
Religious hypocrisy is the main theme of 'Sadie Thompson', based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham. Sharing the same hotel in Pago Pago, a… More