Rain

Film adaptations

  • The Land of Promise (1917) directed by Joseph Kaufman and starring Thomas Meighan. Based on the 1913 play of the same name.
  • Smith (1917) directed by Maurice Elvey, based on the 1913 play of the same name.
  • East of Suez (1925) directed by Raoul Walsh based on Maugham's novel of the same name East of Suez.
  • The Circle (1925) Directed by Frank Borzage, based on the 1921 play of the same name.
  • The Canadian (1926) directed by William Beaudine. Based on the 1913 play, "The Land of Promise," this was a remake of the 1917 film of that name, with Thomas Meighan reprising his role as protagonist Frank Taylor.
  • The Magician (1926) Based on the 1908 novel of the same name.
  • Sadie Thompson (1928), a silent movie starring Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore. Based on the short story "Miss Thompson", which was later retitled "Rain".
  • The Letter (1929) featuring Jeanne Eagels, O. P. Heggie, Reginald Owen and Herbert Marshall. Based on the play of the same name.
  • Rain (1932), the first sound version of the short story "Miss Thompson" (retitled as "Rain"), with Joan Crawford and Walter Huston.
  • Of Human Bondage (1934) starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis. Based on the book of the same name.
  • The Painted Veil (1934) featuring Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall. Based on the novel of the same name.
  • Secret Agent (1936) with John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, and Robert Young, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on Ashenden.
  • The Vessel of Wrath (1938) starring Charles Laughton; released in the USA as The Beachcomber. Based on the novella of the same name.
  • The Letter (1940) featuring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort and Gale Sondergaard. Based on the play of the same name.
  • Too Many Husbands (1940) featuring Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, and Melvyn Douglas. Based on the play "Home and Beauty".
  • The Moon and Sixpence (1942) with George Sanders. Based on the novel of the same name.
  • Christmas Holiday (1944) starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly, based on the novel of the same name.
  • The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) starring Veronica Lake, based on the novel of the same name.
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.(1946). Unauthorized film version of "Miss Thompson" with an all-black cast, directed by Spencer Williams.
  • The Razor's Edge (1946) featuring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. Based on the book of the same name.
  • Of Human Bondage (1946) version starring Eleanor Parker.
  • Quartet (1948) Maugham appears as himself in introductions. Based on four of his short stories.
  • Trio (1950) Maugham appears as himself in introductions. Another collection based on short stories.
  • Encore (1951) Maugham appears as himself in introductions. A third collection of Maugham short stories.
  • Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), a semi-musical version in 3-D, featuring Rita Hayworth and José Ferrer.
  • The Seventh Sin (1957) with Eleanor Parker. Based on the novel The Painted Veil.
  • The Beachcomber (1958). Based on the novella The Vessel of Wrath; not to be confused with the 1938 film.
  • Du bist zauberhaft (1962) starring Lilli Palmer and Charles Boyer. Based on the novel Theatre.
  • Of Human Bondage (1964) with Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak.
  • The Letter (1969) starring Eileen Atkins. Based on play of the same name. (made for television)
  • Theatre (1978) starring Vija Artmane. Based on the novel of the same name.
  • The Letter (1982) featuring Lee Remick, Jack Thompson and Ronald Pickup. Based on play of the same name. (Made for television)
  • The Razor's Edge (1984) with Bill Murray. Based on the novel by the same name.
  • Up at the Villa (2000) starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, directed by Philip Haas. Based on the novella of the same name.
  • Being Julia (2004) featuring Annette Bening. Based on the novel Theatre.
  • The Painted Veil (2006) with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. Based on the novel of the same name.

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