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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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Billy Mackay
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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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Quotes

Chorus Girl #3: He says to me, "I'd like to see your show, baby, how 'bout a couple of passes?"
Chorus Girl #1: Nerve! The guys I go out with don't want passes, they just make 'em.
Chorus Girl #3: Speaking of passes, I've been knocking so many lately I feel like an All-American.
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Featured in Biography: Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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30 September 2004 | by (Berlin) – 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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