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Lady of the House (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 November 1978 (USA)
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A dramatization of the life of Sally Stanford, who operated a bordello in the northern California town of Sausalito, and eventually went on to be elected mayor of the town.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Stanford
Ernest de Paulo
Zohra Lampert ...
Julia de Paulo
Helen Proctor
Maggie Cooper ...
Kate de Paulo
Anthony Charnota ...
Ray Navarette
Kim Hamilton ...
Sam Freed ...
John David
Mayor Jim of San Francisco
Charlie Murphy ...
Mayor Collins
Christopher Norris ...
Young Marcie
Tom Rosqui ...
Sergeant John Guffy
Christopher S. Nelson ...


A dramatization of the life of Sally Stanford, who operated a bordello in the northern California town of Sausalito, and eventually went on to be elected mayor of the town.

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The Madam who Became a Mayor. [Video] [Australia]







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14 November 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A senhora da casa  »

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Wonderful portrayal.
6 September 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time and absolutely loved it. What was so incredible to me about it was the fact that it was based on a real story.

I felt that Dyan Cannon did a beautiful job portraying Sally Stanford as a true life person complete with intelligence, fortitude and humor.

Though I had never heard of Sally Standford, before this movies it prompted me to check into her life's story even further. It took great courage and determination for her to make so many changes in her life.

Kudos all around for this movie and it's cast!

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