On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »
The Broadway production of "Lady in the Dark" was designed by Harry Horner, whose set design used an inner turn-table, with an outer turn-table ring, with both turn-tables operating simultaneously, either in the same direction, or turning in opposition of each other. Noteworthy is the fact that this productions' turn-table set design was a first time, use of turn-table, on a Broadway stage, although turn-tables had been previously used in European productions. Harry Horner had been brought to New York by Max Rhinehart for his imported "Mid Summer's Night Dream" as his stage manager. Harry Horner remained in New York designing scenery afterwards. See more »
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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