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Portrait of a Showgirl (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 May 1982 (USA)
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The story of three Las Vegas showgirls, each at a different stage in her career.

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Angela (as Sharon Thomas)
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Allan
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The story of three Las Vegas showgirls, each at a different stage in her career.

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Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by The Waters Family
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Worthwhile effort, especially from Lesley Ann Warren
19 November 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

An interesting melodrama, this production features Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno and Dianne Kay as three dancers of differing skill levels who are hired for a new revue in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, where the picture is set, and focusses upon various travails within their private lives as they prepare for the opening of their show, with the eponymous Warren's character deservedly garnering the most screen time. As a Broadway dancer recruited for the engagement, Warren plays high-stepping Jillian Brooks, whose need for success upon the stage is altered by her affairs of the heart, while Moreno portrays a veteran hoofer whose husband (Tony Curtis) is a sucker for entrepreneurial scam artists, and Kay is an inexperienced beauty queen from the Midwest. The film could easily have been much less engaging, as cliched situations abound, but the episodic script is effectively utilized and includes a good deal of skillful dialogue, there is splendid editing by John Woodcock, and a strongly appropriate thematic underscore is provided by Jimmie Haskell, while the performance of the talented and generally underprized Warren goes beyond the expected implications stemming from her comeliness.


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