IMDb > Dishonored Lady (1947)
Dishonored Lady
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Dishonored Lady (1947) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
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...

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   464 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for Dishonored Lady on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
16 May 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
Promiscuity and She 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sins of Madeleine" - USA (reissue title)
See more »
Runtime:
85 min
Country:
Language:
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)

Did You Know?

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:
Dr. Richard Caleb, Psychiatrist:She's been living in an area of infection and she's removed herself from it.
Felix Courtland:I take it you consider me part of the contamination.
Dr. Richard Caleb, Psychiatrist:You've come here for information, not diagnosis. I sually charge people for insulting them.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Dry Run (2010)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Promiscuity and She, 21 March 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Beautiful and suicidal Hedy Lamarr (as Madeleine Damien) takes her psychiatrist's advice, and moves from promiscuous Manhattan magazine editor to struggling Greenwich Village artist. She falls in love with building mate Dennis O'Keefe (as David S. Cousins), a scientist; and, the two plan to marry. But, when Mr. O'Keefe is called away on business, Ms. Lamarr gets snookered and lapses into her prior lifestyle. Although she comes to her senses in time to flee frisky John Loder (as Felix Courtland), her presence in his apartment makes Lamarr a murder suspect.

So, how does she explain all this to returning fiancé O'Keefe?

This deliciously ludicrous, dated melodrama is gamely performed by Lamarr, who really pulls it off, with determination and beauty. These types of pictures are always easier to watch with an extremely attractive woman at the helm; and, "Dishonored Lady" is tailor-made for a beautiful Hollywood actress. Interestingly, Mr. Loder was, at the time, Lamarr's real-life husband - though, not for long. None of the men seem entirely up for Lamarr, but chatty Margaret Hamilton (after "The Wizard of Oz") and catty Natalie Schafer (before "Gilligan's Island") offer helpful support.

****** Dishonored Lady (5/16/47) Robert Stevenson ~ Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Dishonored Lady (1947)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Dennis O'Keefe + William Lundigan dlevy1201
Most Unbelievable Car Wreck In Movie History selfwinding
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Perfect Stranger So Sweet, So Dead The Lady from Shanghai Capote The Best of Youth
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.