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Lady in the Dark (1944)

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Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

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Liza Elliott
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Charley Johnson
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Kendall Nesbitt
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Randy Curtis
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Dr. Brooks
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Russell Paxton
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Allison DuBois
Mary Philips ...
Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ...
Dr. Carlton
Don Loper ...
Adams
Mary Parker ...
Miss Parker
Catherine Craig ...
Miss Foster
Marietta Canty ...
Martha
Virginia Farmer ...
Miss Edwards
Fay Helm ...
Miss Bowers
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Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

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The minx in mink with a yen for men!

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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10 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que não Sabia Amar  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Two mink gowns were created. The first, lined with glass rubies and emeralds, cost $35,000 to make. However, this dress was too heavy for dancing. A second version of the mink dress was created, lined with sequins, which was lighter so Ginger Rogers could dance in it. Both gowns are shown in the movie. The dress with the glass jewels was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Quotes

Russell Paxton: "This is the end! The absolute end!"
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Soundtracks

Suddenly It's Spring
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Ginger Rogers (uncredited) and Don Loper (uncredited)
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Visually splendid, needs more dynamic storyline
30 June 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I won't criticize much because I really like everything that Ginger Rogers does, yet somehow I get the feeling about this film, "there should have been more." At least I think more could have been done with the story.

Also, it brings to mind her later film, "It had to be You" which is a similar, comedic journey into the subconscious layers of the mind, obviously a popular topic of the day.

Ray Milland is in fine form here and I consider it one of his best roles.

The scenes are beautifully presented, very stagey at times with actors seemingly going through the motions, but the artistry of the settings and gowns is impeccable. All in all it's meant as light entertainment and ought to be viewed in that manner. Wish the video was available too.


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