Stuck in American Samoa, reformer Davidson and wife (Jose Ferrer, Peggy Converse) and the doctor MacPhails (Russell Collins, Frances Morris), can't help noticing the title character (Rita Hayworth) and servicemen (Aldo Ray et al), in Miss Sadie Thompson, 1954, from a Somerset Maugham story.
Wrapping a chat on values between 'reformer' Davidson (Jose Ferrer), MacPhail (Russell Collins), and innkeeper Horn (Harry Bellaver), jumping to a gratuitous number (by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts, vocal by JoAnn Greer) by the title character (Rita Hayworth), in Miss Sadie Thompson, 1954.
Somerset Maugham's story updated to post-WWII American Samoa, marines Aldo Ray, Henry Slate and Charles Buchinsky (later Bronson) on their heels as director Curtis Bernhardt introduces Rita Hayworth, the title character, early in Miss Sadie Thompson, 1954.
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The fourth screen version of the famed Somerset Maugham story details the arrival of a free-spirited woman to Samoa, where she naturally arouses the interest of the Marines based there (especially sergeant Aldo Ray), as well as the wrath of the fire-and-brimstone preacher (José Ferrer) who wants her sent away immediately. Curtis Bernhardt (A Stolen Life) directed the film.
A dynamic young woman ends up at a marine base in American Samoa and gets the blood boiling of every soldier, as well as a missionary man who thinks she?s trouble.
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