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Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Lester Lee; Lyrics by Ned WashingtonNominated
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Second looks: Rita Hayworth as ‘Miss Sadie Thompson’ (1953)

By Lindsey on Feb 7, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

World War II is coming to an end. At a South Pacific military base, Sgt. Phil O’Hara (Aldo Ray) and his cohorts — all members of the U.S. Marines — are waiting to be discharged. While they wait, the men carry out a series of mundane tasks that are required of them during peacetime,... Read full article


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Sadie: That was a fast tour!
Sgt. O'Hara: Most of the island's restricted.


Sgt. O'Hara: There's enough sweat in the South Pacific to float a battleship.


Sadie: Funny how I'm always running out of cigarettes. Sometimes I don't even know I'm smoking. I guess when something becomes a habit you don't think what you're doing.


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Aldo Ray sits in a hut with natives, trying to find a place for Rita Hayworth in the village. The language used is Samoan. The native says, "Leai se potu," meaning "no room." Ray replies politely but then ends the conversation with, "Alu," which doesn't mean "good-bye" but rather something like, "Get out of here." It's what Samoans say when they shoo animals away from the food or chase children out of the house.
The hotel that W. Somerset Maugham stayed at in American Samoa (the model for Trader Horn's) still stands, but for years has been a general store.
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