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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

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Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls ... See full summary »

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Adele Jergens ...
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Randy Carroll
Nana Bryant ...
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Eddie Garr ...
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Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls in love with wealthy Randy, May fears class differences may lead to misery. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A FRONT-ROW VIEW OF THE BURLESQUE WORLD!

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10 February 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kóristalányok  »

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Filmed in April-May 1948, but not released until December 1948 in San Francisco, and in February 1949 elsewhere. See more »

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Referenced in This Year's Blonde (1980) See more »

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I'm So Crazy for You
Written by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts
Sung and Danced by Adele Jergens (dubbed by Virginia Rees)
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Marilyn Monroe takes center stage in "B" musical
5 December 2000 | by (Kissimmee, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Ladies of the Chorus" (Columbia, 1948), directed by Phil Karlson, is a 61 minute "B" musical with so-so story that would have vanished into some dark corner of a dusty film vault had it not been for it being an early screen appearance of future legendary star, Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). Formerly shown on American Movie Classics, I first watched this movie on Turner Classic Movies when the cable station was just starting out in mid 1994. The station showed it a couple more times, then no more. In the story that somewhat echoes early talkie musicals, Adele Jergens (who could have played Monroe's older sister) plays a once burlesque star who now dances in the chorus, looking out for her daughter's (MM) happiness but discourages her for wanting to find love with a nice young man.

Songs include: "Every Baby Needa a Da Da Daddy" and "Anyone Can Tell I Love You," but nothing to place on the ballot to the Academy Award voters. Fortunately, Marilyn rose above "B" movie material by the 1950s, but this is actually a warm up rehearsal for what was yet to come. However, Columbia let her go (her only film for that studio) and 20th Century-Fox would win her services in the end. Worth seeing for those interested in the origin of Marilyn Monroe in her first major role, though not her first movie.

Also in the cast are Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant (as a society matron who gets to sing, "You're Never Too Old") and Bill Edwards. Eddie Garr adds some humor as the show's comic. Interesting movie, but nothing really special. (**)


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