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Anna Lucasta (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 11 July 1949 (USA)
A young woman who is disowned by her alcoholic father turns to prostitution to support herself; her scheming brother-in-law devises a plan to marry her off and make some money in the process.

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Anna Lucasta (Paulette Goddard)is disowned by her cruel father, Joe Lucasta (Oskar Homolka) and turns into a disillusioned, despondent and wayward girl who becomes a prostitute and sinks to the depths of degradation. But she is reclaimed and reformed by the man she marries, Rudolf Strobel (William Bishop). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The title role was originally slated for Susan Hayward. See more »

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A story about dignity
17 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this story was remade by United Artists nine years later with Earth Kitt taking over the title role (and Eartha is quite good), I prefer this earlier version. Why? Probably because Paulette Goddard is an unsung goddess. Such calm, grace and glamour– she is very self-assured and gives the role of a prostitute something lesser talents would never give it: dignity.

Broderick Crawford is also very good, a year before ALL THE KING'S MEN. And Mary Wickes has a decent supporting part, a chance to really act minus the usual wisecracks. Plus John Ireland provides eye candy which never hurt anyone.


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