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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

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

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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 »

Quotes

Mae Martin: What's the matter honey?
Peggy Martin: When you going to let me feel grown up?
Mae Martin: Letting you go out with Bubbles and every one of her men friends? Will that make you feel grown up?
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Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy
Written by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts
Sung by Marilyn Monroe
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MM at 22
3 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A real suprise to any viewer here is that MM has an equal lead role

in this B grade Columbia burlesque musical along with Virginia

Mayo. Legend has it that MM only had tiny roles or walk ons really

until 1950, but this little 1948 picture has her front and centre and

is a real eyeopening experience to see her so young and pre-BIG

Star. It is like finding photo album of someone famous from their

teens that nobody knew about before. She looks just like those

extraordinary modelling pix brought to life and is particularly lovely

in her innocence........even though it is a tawdry setting. The film

wanders off towards the finale in 'the rich people's mansion' but

remains thoroughly entertaining all the way. A real find.


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