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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  10 February 1949 (USA)
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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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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)  »

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The Ladies of the Chorus
Written by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts
Sung by Marilyn Monroe and Adele Jergens (dubbed by Virginia Rees) and others
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early Marilyn Monroe...
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute story, burlesque diva Mae Martin (well portrayed by Adele Jergens),is mother to Peggy (Monroe) and worried about her falling in love with a man above her social strata.

While the story is rather standard for the era, Adele Jurgens looks and dances wonderfully, we do not see talent like this in film today, and probably never will again. I have a sad nostalgia for these films, and need to catch up on others from this golden era.

Nana Bryant is also good as the society matron with a surprising and shocking (at that time) talent for burlesque. Marilyn Monroe is so very young and fresh here; music director Fred Karger reportedly not a very nice man to Monroe in real life, helped her early in her career but degraded her personally saying a woman like her was not marriage material.

Overall a fun film with only an hour running time.8/10.


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