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Rain

Released 1932
Distributor United Artists

A venerable melodrama ripe for pre-code audiences, Lewis Milestone’s 1932 film stars Joan Crawford as Sadie Thompson, a so-called lady of the evening, and Walter Huston as the unlucky missionary who tries to save her soul but ends up losing his own. Gloria Swanson first played Sadie (and produced the film) in 1928’s Sadie Thompson and Rita Hayworth took her shot in 1953’s Miss Sadie Thompson.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.