Anna Lucasta (1958)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  November 1958 (USA)
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Young woman struggling with a sordid past finds her biggest enemy had larger Demons than her.



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Cast overview:
Frederick O'Neal ...
Henry Scott ...
Georgia Burke ...
James Edwards ...
Stella (as Rosetta Lenoire)
Isabel Cooley ...
Alvin Childress ...
Claire Leyba ...
John Proctor ...
Charles Swain ...
Ike Jones ...
Policeman (as Isaac Jones)
Wallace Earl Laven ...
Secretary (as Wally Earl)


When wild child Anna Lucasta (Kitt) is banished from the family home by her self-righteous father, she falls into a life of prostitution and into the arms of street-wise sailor Danny Johnson (Davis). But after Anna shocks them all by finally finding true love with a well-heeled young suitor, her unforgiving father sets a vengeful plan in motion to remind his daughter of her sordid past and destroy her future forever! Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

November 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anna Lucasta - gatflickan  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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That's Anna
(Title song)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
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This was a very good movie
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is frequently on a basic cable channel this month but I had seen the movie years ago.It still holds up.I think Eartha Kitt captured the personality of "Anna" completely and Sammy Davis Jr. did a good job in the role of "Danny." I felt like I was watching a stage play and I was never bored.Since it was practically unheard of for an all Black cast to do a film where the characters weren't all servants,slaves or criminals ,I enjoyed the actors being like actors in most movies.Some better than others etc."Rudolph" was the weakest role,"Stella ","Kathy".and "Stanley" barely had anything to do but "Frank" was spooky since he kept smiling all the time even when he was hitting and abusing "Mr. Lucasta."The previous poster was incorrect when he said "Rudolph" was the son of evil,shifty "Frank."He was the son of "Mr.Lucasta's" very religious friend from down south who wanted the "Lucastas" to find a wife for his farmer son."Frank" was "Stella's" husband and the son-in-law in the family.I would love to have this movie on VHS or DVD.Eartha Kitt was on TV today and she is still very pretty and youthful looking.Funny since the movie was black & white you can't tell that Miss Kitt is very light-skinned as was the mother,"Kathy",and "Stanley" and another prostitute.The actress playing "Stella" years later would play "Mother Winslow" on "Family Matters." I have never seen the version with Paulette Goddard playing Anna but I would like to just to compare the two movies.

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