Joan Crawford in “Rain”, 1932

Though the movie is supposed to take place in the South Pacific it was actually filmed in St.Lucia (in the Caribbean). The main building in the movie was a restaurant, named Rain, and in the late 1980’s and I had dinner there once. Intense acting by Joan, as always. In the film I mean. The story it was based on was written by Somerset Maugham (one of my favorite writers), and features Joan as Sadie Thompson – who a travelling missionary has got it in his head that his faith will cure Sadie of her wicked womanly wonton ways.