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Lady in the Dark (1944)

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

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »
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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
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Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ...
Dr. Carlton
Don Loper ...
Adams
Mary Parker ...
Miss Parker
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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)  »

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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

Paramount paid $285,000 for the film rights to the stage hit, a record at the time. $115,000 to producer Sam Harris, $85,000 to librettist Moss Hart and $42,500 each to composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ira Gershwin. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #5.22 (1972) See more »

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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Ginger in the dark, and Paramount, too.
31 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Great score mutilated, interesting stage libretto turned into an anti-feminist tract: It seems that our heroine, a successful and independent woman, needs a man to dominate her to be happy. (The stage version had the same basic story, but the rhetoric wasn't so vehemently misogynistic.) Ginger was more than a singer-dancer -- she could act, and had an Oscar to prove it -- but here her playing is dull and unimaginative. She, the art and costume and make-up departments, and the director seem concerned with two things only: the look of Ginger, and the look of the film. She looks fine, and the gaudy production design is a Technicolor riot, if not in the best of taste. The visual splendor makes the film worth seeing, but you'll have to tune a lot of nonsense out.


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