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Rain (1932) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Lewis Milestone and Joseph M. Schenck.

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Rain (1932): Joan Crawford and Walter Huston

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 17, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Rain finds its origins in a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, and it was also preceded by a picture starring Gloria Swanson titled Sadie Thompson. She is indeed the central character of this adaptation as well, although the title of this version focuses in on the dreary poeticism. It’s true ... Read full article


Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Lockdown Edition

By Beatrice on Apr 14, 2020 From Flickers in Time

I rarely post about films I have already reviewed for this blog. ?But I’m keeping a record of what helped me keep sane during Lockdown. ?You can find my full review here. Also I wanted to post this picture, which encapsulates joy, love and hope under adverse circumstances. As a bonus, let Gen... Read full article


Rain (1932, Lewis Milestone)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


Rain (1932, Lewis Milestone)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


Rain (1932, Lewis Milestone)

on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Davidson: I'm sorry for him and I'm sorry for you
Sadie Thompson: And I'm sorry for the whole world, I guess.


Dr. Robert MacPhail: I've no doubt you've a sufficiently good opinion of yourself to bear mine with equanimity.


Alfred Davidson: From now on you will be strong. There is to be no more fear. Radiant... beautiful... you will be one of the daughters of the King. That's what you are now, Sadie, one of the daughters of the King... radiant... beautiful.


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Facts about

The characters of "Sadie Thompson" and the preacher were spoofed several times by Sonny and Cher on their TV series "The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour" (1971-1974) in a recurring skit called "The Vamps."
The play. "Rain," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 7 November 1922 and closed in June 1923 after 256 performances. The opening night cast included Jeanne Eagels as Sadie Thompson. A revival in 1924 (also with Eagels) ran for 648 performances. There was also another revival in 1935 with Tallulah Bankhead as Sadie.
This was Joan Crawford's least favorite film because of its poor box-office returns.
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