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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 10 February 1949 (USA)
A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.



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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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Release Date:

10 February 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kóristalányok  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the film was re-released in November 1952, Columbia redesigned the opening title credits with the name of Marilyn Monroe over the title, and the name of Adele Jergens, who originally had top billing, moved to the head of the supporting cast; this is the version that was shown on Turner Classic Movies. See more »


Mae Martin: Peggy doesn't belong in your world. She belongs in the show world, burlesque. "Burlesque Queen", that's what people call her.
Randy Carroll: What difference does that make?
Mae Martin: You don't care. But what about your mother? And your friends? What will they say when you bring a burlesque girl home and introduce her as your wife?
Randy Carroll: They'd better say its wonderful.
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Ladies of the Chorus
Written by Allan Roberts and Lester Lee
Performed by Marilyn Monroe, Adele Jergens (dubbed by Virginia Rees), and the rest of the chorus
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30 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

For Marilyn Monroe fans this is a real treat. Before she hit the BIG time, Monroe made this 1 hour B movie at Columbia and puts in a relatively assured performance despite this being so early in her career.

Sure, her performance wasn't going to win an Oscar but she is self-assured and natural in front of the camera. Leaving aside a couple of duff line deliveries Monroe sparkles in this movie and brightens it up somewhat.

Although relatively light-weight and inconsequential, this cheapo is actually pretty well produced and looks and feels of higher quality than most quickie filler films.

At the end of the day, this is really going to appeal only to fans of Marilyn Monroe wanting to see her in an early role, but is enjoyable nevertheless and a pleasant way to waste an hour.

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