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


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Cast overview:
Lila Green
Kenny Baird
Helen Baird
Miriam Caswell
Ricky Powers
Ronnie Cavendish
Madame Olga
Edwina (as Sondra Kerr)
Mrs. Mulvaney
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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 show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbors, 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 seems 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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Release Date:

14 June 1963 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman in July  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kim Novak mentioned in print to play title role at one point. See more »


Kenny: Hey Lila! When I was a kid, did you used to kiss me goodnight?
Lila Green: You're not a kid anymore.
Kenny: You kissed me last night.
Lila Green: Like I was your big sister!
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Referenced in American Pickers: Fill'er Up (2010) See more »


Written by Walter Donaldson and Edgar Leslie
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Growing up
15 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

The Woodward/Beymer team does not work very well because there are only eight years between them whereas the writers wanted us to believe that she could be his mother.Woodward plays some kind of Blanche Du Bois (a woman with a racy past) wearing an awful Monroe-like wig.They say that the movie was "remade" by the producer: the scenes Kenny/Miriam were imposed on Schaffner whereas the suicide of Lila was ruled out .

It's not uninteresting though.Both Kenny and Lila are immature adults.His mother treats him like a kid -a handsome boy she is proud of ,but still a kid: do not forget your coat,you could catch a cold! - whereas Lila really strips bare -more than she will do later- in the marvelous scene in the old school when she talked about her first day in first grade.Woodward is so talented an actress we see the whole scene without any flashback.

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