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Gloria Swanson and Raoul Walsh in "Sadie Thompson" (1928). Walsh also directed. Swanson produced the film with financial backing from Joe Kennedy Sr., with whom she also was having an affair. I thought it was a good film, although I thought Lionel Barrymore as the moralist who hounds Sadie chewed the scenery a bit. I knew Walsh as a director, but never saw him act; he was excellent. However, he lost his eye in a car accident a year later and became strictly a director after that.

Sadie Thompson, 1928 ~ Gloria Swanson & Raoul Walsh He directed and starred in the film.

Gloria Swanson ( March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.

Gloria Swanson ( March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.

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