Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce 1946

Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce Beragon in Mildred Pierce
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1946

Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce 1946
Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce 1946


Sadie Thompson in Rain 1932

Character Is A Prostitute

Joan Crawford in Rain 1932
Joan Crawford in Rain 1932

Based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, “Rain” has been both a stage play and a film. For the screen adaptation, the prostitution angle was deemphasized – as the plot centers around a group of passengers shipwrecked on an island. Joan Crawford plays Sadie Thompson, a hooker. Walter Huston plays Alfred Davidson, a preacher. Naturally, these two find themselves butting heads with just about everything on the island. Soon the preacher is determined to reform the prostitute by any means necessary. Joan disliked the film and was quoted as saying “I hope they burn every print of this turkey that’s in exsistence.”

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