Theater: Rain

Rain, the tale of a conflict between a chippy and the Church on a South Sea island, was the dramatic success of 1922. Its profanity, its treatment of the problem of "sex-starvation," its revelations on the Freudian significance of dreams about "the mountains of Nebraska" titivated the Harding era. The late Jeanne Eagels played Sadie Thompson, the raffish trollop, up to the hilt, and after the play had run two years on Broadway she was established as one of the U. S. theatre's legendary great.

One who has never forgotten Miss Eagels' performance...