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
Marlene De Lamater ...
Sandra Mulvaney
Gary Pagett ...
Dizzy
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Sonny
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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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A Woman in July  »

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Back cover of US VHS box features photo of Joanne Woodward, Claire Trevor and Richard Beymer at an outdoor festival of some sort (one of film's working titles was Celebration) that doesn't appear in finished film. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Rock and Roll Retch
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Written by Urban Thielmann
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maybe Joanne Woodward is the main point
17 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

At first glance, "The Stripper" looks like eye candy: a cute young sideshow woman gets dumped by her manager and takes up with a local woman and her son, thereby developing a relationship with the son. But I do think that there was more to the movie than just that (if only a little more). In the lead role, Joanne Woodward gravitates between insecure and self-standing, not about to take from anyone. She does as good a job here as she did in "The Three Faces of Eve". Claire Trevor also does quite well as the woman taking Woodward in, but many of the characters come across somewhat silly as teen rebels. It seemed to me like Richard Beymer was channeling his role as Tony from "West Side Story" (although Carol Lynley and Michael J. Pollard weren't bad).

Anyway, "The Stripper" is a movie worth seeing. And if I may say so, Joanne Woodward was really hot in some of those clothes! Also starring Gypsy Rose Lee. I bet that no one imagined that director Franklin Schaffner would later direct the likes of "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "Papillon" and "The Boys from Brazil".

PS: Not that this really relates to anything, but right after I finished watching this movie last night, Joanne Woodward's husband Paul Newman was the guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman"!


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