SADIE THOMPSON (1928) B/W "silent" 94m dir: Raoul Walsh

w/Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Raoul Walsh, Charles Lane

Strong version of W. Somerset Maugham's story about a fun-loving tart who falls in love with a burly marine and is taken advantage of by an obsessed religious fanatic. A powerful drama, extremely well-acted and directed. Swanson is marvelous. Remade in 1932 as RAIN.