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Dishonored Lady (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 May 1947 (USA)
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Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty ... See full summary »

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Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!

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Crime | Drama

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(1930). Stage Play: Dishonored Lady. Drama. Written by Margaret Ayer Barnes and Edward Sheldon. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Empire Theatre: 4 Feb 1930- May 1930 (closing date unknown/127 performances). Cast: Fortunio Bonanova (as "Jose Moreno"), Katharine Cornell (as "Madeleine Cary"), Brenda Dahlen, Jimmy Daniels, Ruth Fallows, Paul Harvey (as "Lawrence Brennan"), Francis Lister, Edwin Morse, Lewis A. Sealy, Harvey Stephens, Fred Tiden [credited as Fred L. Tiden] (final Broadway role). Produced by Gilbert Miller and Guthrie McClintic. Note: Filmed by Hunt Stromberg Productions [distributed by United Artists] as Dishonored Lady (1947). See more »

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Towards the end of the film when Dr Cousins 'punches' Jack Garet, Garet flies backwards without contact. See more »

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Dr. Richard Caleb, Psychiatrist: You're looking for security from someone else instead of building it in yourself.
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Unusual and Entertaining Movie
12 November 2002 | by (Lone Pine, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was generally well made. The critics have not been kind to this movie over the years. I think it had a 'dream and erotic' quality. I think it did a good job of implying sexual behavior, so as not to incense censors of that time. Hedy was beautiful, and I thought her rather ambiguous performance, gave the film a nice sense of mystery. Again, the supporting cast was generally second rate. I think budget concerns were responsible for some rather lack-luster actors. I do believe Hedy Lamarr needed strong supporting performances, to help carry her movies, and inspire her performances.


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