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Sadie Thompson (1928) Poster

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Sadie Thompson: [screaming at Alfred Davidson] Was I doing you any harm? You bloodthirsty buzzard! Was I? Who gave you the right to pass judgement on me? You psalm-singing louse! You'd tear out your own mother's heart, if she didn't agree with you, and call it saving her soul!

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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Where do you hail from Sadie?

Sadie Thompson: San Francisco.

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: That's funny - - my best pal married a girl from San Francisco.

Sadie Thompson: What part of San Francisco?

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Where they hang out the red lanterns.

Sadie Thompson: [thoughtfully] Are they happy?

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Sure! 'Sfunny but them that kicks the highest often settles down the hardest.

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Sadie Thompson: Where is your mercy? You don't know what I've suffered - you don't care - and you call yourself a Christian!

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Title Card: Pago Pago - in the sultry South Seas - where there is no need for bed clothes - yet the rain comes down in sheets... and a detachment of U.S. Marines spend weary months of exile from white men - and white women.

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Mrs. Alfred Davidson: A righteous man will not hesitate to denounce evil.

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Dr. Angus McPhail: Tolerance is such a splendid virtue it's a pity so few of us have it.

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Sadie Thompson: Smile, Bozo, smile, for no matter how tough it is today it's bound to be worse tomorrow.

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Title Card: Ameena, a typical South Sea beauty - not lazy - just born tired.

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Sadie Thompson: Ever hear the one about the farmer's daughter?

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Sadie Thompson: Ever hear the one about the man who was near-sighted?

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Alfred Davidson: The morals of the island are pretty bad, but I've made the governor understand that things have got to be cleaned up.

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Mrs. Alfred Davidson: That's the brazen woman who attracted so much attention on the boat.

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Alfred Davidson: I have it - that girl is from the disreputable district of San Francisco!

Dr. Angus McPhail: That's very unfair - the girl has a job in Apia - you're jumping at conclusions!

Alfred Davidson: I'm never mistaken - I know what she is and why she is here - to carry on her shameful trade!

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Sadie Thompson: Mind your own business! And don't you know better than to bust into a lady's boodwar!

Alfred Davidson: I refuse to have this house turned into a brothel!

Sadie Thompson: Get outta here you big bully, or I'll sic my army on you!

Alfred Davidson: I know why you are here, Sadie Thompson, and I won't have it!

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Mrs. Angus McPhail: Are you familiar with the whereabouts of the rest room?

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Sadie Thompson: How about it, Handsome? Got a girl?

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Sadie Thompson: Gee, Handsome, you're a peach to worry about me.

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Joe Horn, the trader: I can see you're no reformer - you ain't afraid to smile.

Dr. Angus McPhail: No - just a tourist...

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Alfred Davidson: I've been talking to the natives - they're so depraved I actually have to teach them what sin is.

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Alfred Davidson: I understand you're from San Francisco - what did you do there?

Sadie Thompson: I had a singing job. My voice ain't so bad if you don't listen too hard.

Alfred Davidson: Why did you leave?

Sadie Thompson: My pipes got a little rusty.

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Alfred Davidson: Sadie Thompson, you are an evil woman!

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Sadie Thompson: Let go of me, you mealy-mouthed hypocrite!

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Sadie Thompson: Davidson can't send me back to 'Frisco can he?

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Don't let him buffalo you, Sadie - that heel couldn't even send regrets.

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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Where's Davidson?

Joe Horn, the trader: He went down to the beach to make the natives quit dancing.

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Where's Sadie?

Joe Horn, the trader: Davidson's got her cuckoo - she's been praying steady for three days.

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Mrs. Alfred Davidson: Mr. Davidson hasn't slept well for three nights, on account of those terrible dreams he has about Miss Thompson.

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Sadie Thompson: [to Mr. Davidson] You've got the power to hang me but I've got the power to tell you - HANG ME AND BE DAMNED!

Alfred Davidson: [to his wife, wiping his forehead] That girl is possessed of devils!

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Alfred Davidson: The knife of reform is the only hope of a sin-sick world.

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Alfred Davidson: Scarlet woman!

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Sadie Thompson: Thanks for being so sociable. That bunch in there act like I'm Mrs. Halitosis.

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Alfred Davidson: Kneel, Sadie Thompson, kneel and repent!

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Sadie Thompson: That guy Davidson ain't human - he's deep and he's creepy - I'm going to need friends soon, Handsome.

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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Forget the past, Sadie, and think of the future - us two, shoulder to shoulder - facing life together!

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Sadie Thompson: It's the only way, Handsome. I'm - I'm different, now...

Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: No, Sadie! This old hyena's got you so hypnotized it's like you're doped!

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Alfred Davidson: Sadie, what are you doing here?

Sadie Thompson: I was afraid to stay in my room - I got to seeing things in the dark.

Alfred Davidson: I, too, have been seeing things in the dark - flaming-hot eyes - Aphrodite - Judas!

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Sadie Thompson: What other sacrifice could I offer?

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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Turn off that phonograph, Sadie - something's happened.

Sadie Thompson: Darned right something's happened - you men are all alike - pigs - PIGS! Nothing personal in that last remark, old pardner.

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Sadie Thompson: I guess I'm sorry for everybody in the world - Life is a quaint present from somebody.

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Sergeant Timothy 'Tim' O'Hara: Where you going now?

Sadie Thompson: I'm on my way - don't know where but I guess I'll get there.

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Sadie Thompson: I'd wait a million years for you!

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