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Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the shows money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ... See full summary »

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Lila Green
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Kenny Baird
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Helen Baird
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Miriam Caswell
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Madame Olga
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Edwina
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Mrs. Mulvaney
Marlene De Lamater ...
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Dizzy
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Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the shows money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbours, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seem well until, Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another. Written by Kelly

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The story of a girl...And the Men who led her to become "The Stripper"

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14 June 1963 (West Germany)  »

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A Woman in July  »

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Warren Beatty was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "A Loss of Roses" (Original title of play) as Kenny. See more »

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Lila Green: I don't need you, Ricky, because someone has just shown me that he cares enough about me to make me care about myself. I've got me and me can take me wherever me wants to go!
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Referenced in American Pickers: Fill'er Up (2010) See more »

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Good Movie from a Great Play by W. Inge!
19 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The play that Warren Beatty (and Michael J. Pollard from B & C) did on stage was turned into a "semi-exploitation" flick with the title change from A LOSS OF ROSES to THE STRIPPER. Joanne Woodward is phenomenal as always, creating a "Marilyn" type character that is fragile, almost used-up and not even 35 yet. Richard Beymer (so great on TWIN PEAKS on TV) is the young lad, Claire Trevor is his mom and there's a sanctimonious air to the atmosphere (including the sleazy Robert Webber as a sleaze (who was an under-rated)) and M. J. as Beymer's buddy.

A well-intentioned script in '63 that was too "HUD"-like (starring Ms. Woodward's cool husband, Paul Newman), but it just wasn't gritty enough or well-directed enough to spark SPARKS. Very good acting, great locales and cinematography. Worth your time!


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