W. Somerset Maugham's powerful story of Sadie Thompson; perhaps the best version, vividly capturing the lives of several very different human beings.
VCI is pleased to present RAIN, celebrating it's 90 Anniversary in a stunning new 4K restoration, produced from the original, uncut 94-minute version. It is a most important film in the history of the cinema, and one of the greatest films the 'Thirties' produced. The consummate dramatic and artistic achievement of both Miss Crawford and Walter Huston will give the picture life for many decades to come.
W. Somerset Maugham's powerful story of Sadie Thompson has perhaps the most celebrated version, vividly capturing the lives of several very different human beings, thrown together on Pago Pago during a fierce monsoon. Brilliant performances are given by Crawford, as the cynical prostitute, and Huston, as the minister who tries to reform her. A 'tour de force' of camera work, style and direction of a film that caused controversy when first released, 'Rain' is one of the true classic dramas of film history.
- Commentary track by Mick LaSalle Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and noted film historian.
- Commentary track by Richard Barrios Writer, Historian, and Commentator
- Liner Notes by Marc Wannamaker writer and film historian.
- Alternate 76-minute âcut versionâ of the 1938 Atlantic Reissue for comparison
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Poster & Photo Gallery
- Period appropriate Betty Boop Cartoon and Newsreel
Cast & CrewActors:
- Joan Crawford
- Walter Huston
- Fred Howard
- Ben Hendricks
- William Gargan
- Mary Shaw
- Guy Kibbee
- Beulah Bondi
Director: Lewis Milestone
Label: VCI Entertainment
Run Time: 94 mins
Release Date: 09/27/22
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