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Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and confidante of underworld bigwigs, social leaders, businessmen, politicians, writers and artists. Written by
Trashy, misogynistic Grade B filming of "Madam" Polly Adler's memoirs
This is a pretty bad film. The acting and direction are non-existent. Robert Taylor seems terminally depressed that he has to appear in such drivel. Cameos by Broderick Crawford and Caesar Romero are forgettable. Shelley Winters would seem perfect casting for this saga of a NY "Madam" in the twenties and thirties and she does try to breathe life into it but all around her is SOOOO BADDDD, she soon succumbs. Edith Head earned one of her 35 Oscar noms for the Costume Design, but though the film is set in the 1920s, there is no attempt to recreate period costumes. What the ladies wear looks awfully 1964. Go figure. The design taken on its own terms is varied and attractive so I won't quibble. The performance by Meri Wells as Lorraine is excruciatingly bad. About all one has to console oneself with is Winters doing her damndest to take it all seriously and hunk Ralph Taeger (who appeared in only half a dozen films). The film is terribly misogynistic, treats the women as helpless victims of man's lust and the men are all creeps. Don't go out of your way to see this one.
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