and the screenplay by Maxwell Anderson
and wrote about it in 1921.
It’s been made into three movies, two TV shows,
at least two stage-plays, one jazz ballet,
and a musical since then.
The building where it happened still exists and is now called
The Sadie Thompson Hotel.
It's primal -- it's the basic struggle of
human nature versus human spirit.
Who's right? Who's wrong? Who wins?
That's for the audience to decide.
The rain beats down incessantly.
a missionary and a prostitute clash.
Who will win? Who will survive?
Sergeant O'Hara - October 2018
"Oh, that was good! That! Was! Good!" G.K. Ottawa
"One of the best scripts you've ever done." S.J. Numogate
"Timely, again. Or, maybe, timely, still. And, the ending! What a twist!" J.D. Perth
The village of Pago-Pago on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa; January, 1930
HOBSON, a U.S. Marine private, 18-20
Sergeant Tim O’HARA, a Marine stationed at Pago-Pago, 30-ish
AMEENA, a Samoan woman married to Horn, 40s to 50s
Joe HORN, a transplanted American, running a general store at Pago-Pago, 50s to 60s
MRS. MACPHAIL, the British wife of Dr. Macphail, 30-ish
MRS. DAVIDSON, the American wife of Mr. Davidson, 50-60
Dr. MACPHAIL, a British doctor, 40-ish
Alfred DAVIDSON, an American missionary, 60+
QUARTERMASTER Bates, of the S.S. Orduna, English, 40-ish
SADIE Thompson, an American woman, 23
1 interior set