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Release Date:
5 September 1947 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Don't answer this ad... Don't... don't... don't...
Plot:
A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers;... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lucille Ball Movie Schedule: Easy To Wed, The Big Street, Panama Lady
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Cast

  (in credits order)

George Sanders ... Robert Fleming

Lucille Ball ... Sandra Carpenter

Charles Coburn ... Inspector Harley Temple

Boris Karloff ... Charles van Druten

Cedric Hardwicke ... Julian Wilde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

Joseph Calleia ... Dr. Nicholas Moryani

Alan Mowbray ... Lyle Maxwell
George Zucco ... Officer H. R. Barrett
Robert Coote ... Officer Barret

Alan Napier ... Detective Gordon
Tanis Chandler ... Lucy Barnard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annette Warren ... Blonde Nightclub Singer (singing voice)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Nelson (uncredited)
Lynn Baggett ... Robert's Rejected Girlfriend (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Police Criminologist (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Wilberforce (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Pierre the Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Matilda (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Sir Charles (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Fleming's Butler (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ... Prof Harkness (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Gerald Hamer ... Harry Milton (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Old Man at Concert Asking for Whiskey (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Dowager Shushing Fleming at Concert (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Mike - Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Blonde Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
Eddie Parks ... Oswald Pickering (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Asst. Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Ticket Booth Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Companéez  story
Simon Gantillon  story
Ernst Neubach  story
Leo Rosten 

Produced by
Henry S. Kesler .... associate producer (as Henry Kesler)
James Nasser .... producer
Hunt Stromberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Michelet 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels  (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
James E. Newcom 
 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Costume Design by
Elois Jenssen 
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist
Josephine Sweeney .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clarence Eurist .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
H. Connors .... sound
Joseph I. Kane .... sound (as Joe Kane)
 
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ramsay Hill .... technical advisor
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #12267)

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The singing voice actually belonged to Annette Warren, who later dubbed in both "Fancy Pants" and "Sorrowful Jones">See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Sandra goes to visit Julian towards the end of the movie, they have a conversation, and when Julian says, "That's why he chose death," you can see that Sandra is saying something we don't hear.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Murder in the Night (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fun film, 11 May 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

In a way, it's easy to see why Lucille Ball did not achieve mega movie stardom. By the time she was getting decent roles, she was in her thirties, and back in those days, that was getting long in the tooth. Though she was beautiful, she had the delivery of a character woman -- great comic timing and dry wit. I suspect Hollywood wasn't sure what to do with her -- too pretty for the Eve Arden roles, and not ingenue enough for the leading lady ones.

In "Lured," Ball plays Sandra Carpenter, an American dancer living in London whose good friend and fellow dancer disappears after answering a personal ad. The police, led by Inspector Temple (Charles Coburn) have been frustrated by a series of poems they have been receiving before a murder of a young woman takes place. They feel helpless. When it turns out that Sandra's friend is a victim of the mad poet, the Harley asks Sandra to act as bait and answer suspect ads. They will be watching her at all times.

Sandra has some strange adventures -- one with a whack job (Boris Karloff) who wants to paint her in costume, and then she is invited to a concert where her date does not show up. There, she meets wealthy Robert Fleming (George Sanders) who sweeps her off her feet. Could he be the killer? Could it be the strange doctor she meets? There are a few suspects.

Well directed by Douglas Sirk, known later for his big glossy soap opera type films, "Lured" has suspense and atmosphere, though it moves from a mystery to a love story mid-script. However, the performances are very good - Lucy looks stunning in her gowns and she plays the down to earth, savvy young woman very well; George Sanders is smooth as silk, and the two have good chemistry. Sir Cedric Hardwicke gives a standout performance, and Coburn is excellent. "Alfred the Butler" from the Batman series, Alan Napier, is also in the film, as is George Zucco.

Recommended. Very enjoyable. Just wish the emphasis had been more on the mystery.

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