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William A. Wellman
The original Broadway production "Lady in the Dark" with book by Moss Hart, music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ira Gershwin opened at the Alvin Theater on January 3, 1941. It suspended performances for the summer on June 15 and resumed its run on September 2 and closed on May 30, 1942 after a total of 467 performances. The production played a return engagement at the Broadway Theater from February 27 to May 15, 1943 for an additional 83 performances. Gertrude Lawrence, Victor Mature and (in his breakout role) Danny Kaye were in the original cast. 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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