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    Sadie Thompson (United Artists, 1928). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). W. Somerset Maugham's short story is brought to the screen for the first time with Gloria Swanson playing the titular role. She is a prostitute arriving in the South Seas to start a new life, but she excites the interest of a detachment of Marines and the animosity of one Alfred Davidson (Lionel Barrymore), a virulent reformer. He attempts to wreck her life, which she is striving to mend, and almost succeeds. Sadie fights back and wins, aided by the wholesome Sergeant O'Hara played by Raoul Walsh, the film's director. This card has a small corner bend in the lower and upper left corners. There are two scratches in the lower center of the card beginning in the director's credit as well as soiling in the left border. There are also two pinholes in the lower center border as well as a rubber stamp on the reverse. Finding anything from this early screen adaptation of this classic story is tough. Fine/Very Fine.

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