MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,563 this week

Varietease (1954)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Comedy, Music
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 87 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 8 critic

The legendary pinup queen Bettie Page stars in a marvelous burlesque show, alongside '50s icons Lili St.Cryr, Bobby Shields, Chris Le Chris Lynn and many others.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Bettie Page Dies
| EmpireOnline

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 18 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
list image
V
a list of 245 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 172 titles
created 15 Nov 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Varietease" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Varietease (1954)

Varietease (1954) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Varietease.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.

Director: Mark Mori
Stars: Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, Hugh M. Hefner
Teaserama (1955)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is a compilation of several 1950s burlesque acts, so there's no real plot to summarize. There are some strippers, some stand-up comics of the take-my-wife-please variety and cult ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Klaw
Stars: Bettie Page, Tempest Storm, Cherrie Knight
Striporama (1953)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is not a Documentary in any form, shape or fashion. But it is one of the very few exploitation-burlesque films that wasn't filmed with one camera from the back of a burlesque theater, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerald Intrator
Stars: Georgia Sothern, Rosita Royce, Jack Dimond
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Irving Klaw
Stars: Bettie Page, Lili Dawn, Shirley Maitland
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Tells the story of the last 3 years of her brief career.

Director: Nico B.
Stars: Paige Richards, Frederick Bald, David Boller
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.

Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan
Stars: William Reynolds, Andra Martin, Jeffrey Stone
The Misfits (1961)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Stars: Bettie Page
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A collection of 1950's striptease "loops" featuring the one and only Betty Page. There is also an audio commentary track, so you can hear Betty describing the good old days of these sexy ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Klaw
Stars: Bettie Page
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Herself
Cass Franklin ...
Himself
Monica Lane ...
Herself
...
Herself (as Betty Page)
Bobby Shields ...
Himself
Baros & Rogers ...
Themselves
Christine Nelson ...
Herself
Shelley Leigh ...
Herself
Vicki Lynn ...
Himself
Peppe & Roccio ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

The legendary pinup queen Bettie Page stars in a marvelous burlesque show, alongside '50s icons Lili St.Cryr, Bobby Shields, Chris Le Chris Lynn and many others.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Full-Length Sensational Feature See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Bridesmaid, but Never a Bride
Performed by Christine Nelson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Vintage burlesque film is camp with a capitol c
26 July 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Its difficult to criticize this film by the standards of normal films. Its among the most artless films I've seen. "Variatease" is a film which merely exists to titillate and entertain the audience. It is essentially a filmed burlesque show, so it must be judged by the standards of a burlesque show opposed to a film. Never having been to an actual burlesque show (they went out of vogue several decades before I was even born), I really can't view how successful or not this one is.

However, being a huge fan of 1950s camp and culture, I was ridiculously entertained by this film. The girls in it are absolutely gorgeous, such as Lili St. Cyr and the legendary Bettie Page. Bettie Page can't dance at all, but she still carries that sexy mystique her classic pinups contained. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of Ms. Page need to see this film pronto.

Outside of the striptease acts, the other presentations are often hilarious in how bad they are. There's an interpretive dance number which mocks spousal abuse, a stand-up comedian who rips Henny Youngman off wholesale, a singing female comedian who makes Carrot Top look like Bill Hicks, and many other equally embarrassing performances. It all adds up to a fascinating time capsule and slice of camp. (6/10)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sultry redhead in the sequined gown? aliencat
Discuss Varietease (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page