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

Quotes

Bubbles LaRue: I'm quitin'! Right now! This minute, see! This turkey can fold for all I care.
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Featured in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) 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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Cute film showcases young Monroe's voice, stunning beauty
4 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

A very young Marilyn Monroe in her first lead role made an impression on critics with her performance in this light film about a young burlesque queen whose mother disapproves of her engagement to a wealthy man.

Monroe's sweet singing voice is showcased for the first time in this film, and it is a real treat. She had not yet adopted the "Marilyn Monroe" persona, but even without the breathy baby-doll voice she is the image of innocent seduction.

Although the plot is rather formulaic and simplistic, this film does offer something of a twist at the end. All in all a cute film and opportunity to see Monroe as a young fresh-faced beauty who, as always, lights up the screen.


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