DVD Technical Information:
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
- Aspect Ratio: 1:1.33 (4 x 3 Fullscreen)
- Region Code: 2
- Running time: 87 mins approx.
Life is dull for a squad of Marines stationed on a sleepy South Pacific island, but their routine is turned upside-down with the arrival of Sadie Thompson (Rita Hayworth), a fun-loving gal who is stuck in Hawaii for a week as she waits for the ship that will take her to her new job as a nightclub singer. The rowdy fun she provokes quickly draws the attention of Alfred Davidson (Jose Ferrer), a pious missionary who suspects that Sadie has had a shady past. Davidson uses his influence to expel Sadie from the island, just as she and a friendly sergeant (Aldo Ray) have begun to fall in love. This act leads to a fiery emotional climax.
The fourth adaptation of a short story by Somerset Maugham, Hayworth's Sadie is certainly the brassiest and most sensual depiction the character has received. For this reason, the film was banned in certain areas of the United States at the time of its original release. MISS SADIE THOMPSON was originally filmed in 3-D, and features lush scenery and several jazzy songs, including The Heat is On and Blue Pacific Blues. Moreover, the film marks one of Hayworth's best all-time performances.