Forecast for Issaquah film series includes ‘Rain’

January 29, 2013

By Staff

Hollywood legend and “Mommy Dearest” subject Joan Crawford is in the lineup as the Issaquah Train Depot film series continues.

Crawford stars in “Rain” as Sadie Thompson, a prostitute marooned on a tropical South Pacific island with a conservative preacher, played by Walter Huston, and his wife.

The free film plays at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the historic train depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

Theater audiences considered the steamy film shocking upon initial release in 1932. Crawford disliked “Rain” because the film failed to do much business at the box office.

“Rain” is based on the play “Miss Sadie Thompson.” Before “Rain,” Gloria Swanson starred in a silent film based on the play and, later, in the most successful version, Rita Hayworth played the title character in “Miss Sadie Thompson.”

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