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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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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
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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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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

The Saga of Jenny
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Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ginger Rogers and Chorus
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please, let me translate....
6 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The lady is in the 'dark' about being a lesbian. Oh why can't somebody just say it. I guess you could on Broadway and with Gertrude Lawrence in 1940 but at Paramount in '44 with Ginger, well, she just had to stay in the dark and have repressed sexual dreams about her fur in a cage and her eggs at a circus (see the Jenny number) ... and see that dress she unfurls.. a vagina representation of ever I saw one on a movie screen that wasn't x rated. In this ultra glamorous dreamy musical film Ginger is a business woman in business attire (read: lesbian .....) and she is tormented between her real business and society's demands that she marry and be with a man. Hence dilemma, dreams and fur openings and the egg circus (see the Jenny number) ... the storyline demands she relate to a man when she does not want to hence the dream sequences of antagonism and sexual wonderings. Ray Milland is the sop she is deemed to marry when anyone from this century can see she really wants to stay in a women's world and stop being a frustrated big angry prowling pussy in a cage (see the Jenny number) .... Kurt Weill knew what he was on about and so do we... but Paramount, in masking it for the masses in '44 pushed the pussycat into the fantasy sequences, hired a gay director and let loose on the dreams and shot the lot in the best most stylish Technicolor you ever saw outside of YOLANDA AND THE THIEF and THE PIRATE. In this according to Paramount, all Ginger needed was a jolly good roger.... ing.....


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