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Dishonored Lady -- Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night...
Dishonored Lady -- Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night...

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Release Date:
16 May 1947 (USA) See more »
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Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!
Plot:
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Slow But Interesting, & Lamarr Is Well Worth Seeing See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hedy Lamarr ... Madeleine Damien
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dr. David S. Cousins
John Loder ... Felix Courtland
William Lundigan ... Jack Garet
Morris Carnovsky ... Dr. Richard Caleb

Natalie Schafer ... Ethel Royce
Paul Cavanagh ... Victor Kranish

Douglass Dumbrille ... District Attorney O'Brien (as Douglas Dumbrille)

Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Geiger
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Gino Corrado ... Carl, Waiter (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Police Sgt. Patella (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Curt Furburg ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Hebert ... Attorney's Assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Joy ... Mitchell (uncredited)
Reid Kilpatrick ... AP News Broadcaster (uncredited)
Fred Kohler Jr. ... First Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Judge (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Passerby (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Jim - Doorman (uncredited)
Ransom M. Sherman ... Mr. Shirley (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Courtland's Houseboy (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell ... Freddie Fancher (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Police Sgt. Bartlett (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Dr. E.G. Lutz (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Edward Sheldon (play) and
Margaret Ayer Barnes (play)

Edmund H. North (screenplay)

André De Toth  uncredited
Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
Hunt Stromberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carmen Dragon 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien N. Andriot (director of photography) (as Lucien Andriot)
 
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Costume Design by
Elois Jenssen (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Ruth Pursley .... hair stylist
Joseph Stinton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Daniel Keefe .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director (as Lester Guthrie)
 
Art Department
Victor Green .... assistant art director
Robert Priestley .... interior decorator (as Robert Priestly)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
Joseph I. Kane .... sound (as Joe Kane)
 
Editorial Department
James E. Newcom .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Francis Dawson .... dialogue director
Guthrie McClintic .... stage producer
 
Thanks
David O. Selznick .... special thanks: arrangement for Stevenson
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sins of Madeleine" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/12 | USA:Approved (PCA #11928, Adult Audience)

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Trivia:
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the film when Dr Cousins 'punches' Jack Garet, Garet flies backwards without contact.See more »
Quotes:
Madeleine Damien:As a blackmailer, you are pitiful.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Dry Run (2010)See more »

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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Slow But Interesting, & Lamarr Is Well Worth Seeing, 21 November 2005
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

It moves rather slowly much of the time, but this is an interesting drama with a performance from Hedy Lamarr that is well worth seeing in itself. The story is rather ambitious, and though it does not always fit together as well as it could have, it has a number of interesting aspects centering on Lamarr's character, Madeleine.

Madeleine is an interesting and complex character, starting out as a hard-driving, self-absorbed art editor, confronting an emotional crisis, and then starting a new life that brings its own challenges. It's a great role, and Lamarr fills it pretty well and makes good use of the material. The character is well-drawn enough to make the movie as a whole worthwhile despite a number of flaws elsewhere.

The supporting cast is solid, though most of the secondary characters don't have as much depth. They usually serve mainly to drive the plot and/or to develop the main character further. The psychiatrist character seems just a little exaggerated now, since the assumptions he makes are no longer accepted unquestioningly. The character would still work all right if he were made less infallible and inflexible.

The first part of the story probably works the best, painting an interesting picture of the changes in Madeleine's life. The courtroom sequence in the second half sometimes seems a bit contrived, but dramatically it works all right. Overall, the movie seems as if it could have been better with a few improvements, but it's worth seeing, and Lamarr provides a good reason to watch it.

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