MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,524 this week

Portrait of a Showgirl (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 May 1982 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

The story of three Las Vegas showgirls, each at a different stage in her career.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 50 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 3570 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 1303 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 111 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Movie 1982)

Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Movie 1982) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Portrait of a Showgirl.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Portrait of a Stripper (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Alonzo
Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Edward Herrmann, Vic Tayback
Choose Me (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren
Hustling (TV Movie 1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Lee Remick, Monte Markham, Jill Clayburgh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Known to her clients as Dagmar, she's a classy Swedish call girl in Copenhagen. After two years, she's ready quit, and we follow her on what she hopes is her last day in the trade. She ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon P. Becker
Stars: Diana Kjær, Robert Strauss, Anne Grete Nissen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren, Robert Logan
1941 (1979)
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the... See full summary »

Director: Rena Riffel
Stars: Rena Riffel, Glenn Plummer, Greg Travis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret
The Limey (1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston
If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie 1971)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In California, a young Caucasian girl and a Japanese-American boy defy local prejudices and secretly marry--on Dec. 7, 1941, minutes before Pearl Harbor is attacked.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Patty Duke, Frank Michael Liu, Anne Baxter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jillian Brooks
...
Rosella DeLeon
Dianne Kay ...
Marci
...
Joey DeLeon
Barry Primus ...
Dennis Philips
...
Paul Cooperman
...
Wally Gordon
Hamilton Camp ...
Stevie
Floyd Levine ...
Selwyn
Douglas Dirkson ...
Spangler
Charles Shull ...
Wilkerson
...
Congressman
Nicky Blair ...
Jerry
Sharon Thomas Cain ...
Angela (as Sharon Thomas)
Paul Gale ...
Allan
Edit

Storyline

The story of three Las Vegas showgirls, each at a different stage in her career.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les coulisses du spectacle  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Applause
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by The Waters Family
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Portrait of a Showgirl (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?