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Dishonored Lady (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 16 May 1947 (USA)
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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Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch of Oz, plays a nosy but sympathetic landlady. 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: Then you'd drug yourself with the excitement of more excitement.
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Version of Madeleine (1950) See more »

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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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