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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Lila Green
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Kenny Baird
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Helen Baird
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Miriam Caswell
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Ricky Powers
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Ronnie Cavendish
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Madame Olga
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Jelly
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Edwina (as Sondra Kerr)
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Mrs. Mulvaney
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Sandra Mulvaney
Gary Pagett ...
Dizzy
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Sonny
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Mr. 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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14 June 1963 (West Germany)  »

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

Quotes

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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Something's Gotta Give
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Written by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Joanne Woodward
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Joanne Woodward shines in lacklustre film drama.
11 November 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Franklin Schaffner's first directorial effort is an adaptation of William Inge's play, A LOSS OF ROSES. As Lila Green, a childlike and effusive second rate performer, Joanne Woodward gives a superb performance. She is surrounded by a cast of highly abusive characters, both men and women, who nearly destroy her and her dreams. She does however gain self-respect by the end of the film, enough to walk out on all of them. This is a film for Woodward fans and for students of acting. Since she is the ONLY character who is likeable, the film suffers badly from Inge's writing. Everyone else in the cast including Beymer and a strangely cast Gypsy Rose Lee are merely adequate. Oddly Oscar nommed for Costume Design - what costumes? Did you see a costume? True, Lila has a few flashy outfits and a bubble surround for her last turn as a stripper, but really!!!!


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