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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)

During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lahr ...
Radio commentator
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Betty Jones
Liz Fraser ...
Mrs. Evans
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Harry Fowler ...
Morry
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Lenny Bexley
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Joyce Cook
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Customer
John Surman ...
Mr. Cook
Janet Dale ...
Mrs. Cook
John Dair ...
John
Stephen Hancock ...
Doctor
Hugh Millais ...
U.S. colonel
Harry Jones ...
Taxi driver
Alexandra Pigg ...
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In World War II London, Karl Hulten is an American serviceman and Betty Jones is an aspiring showgirl. When they meet, passion and desire fuel a dangerous fantasy: he is the big-time gangster named Chicago Joe; she is his glamorous moll. They go for a reckless drive, they steal a fur coat, each time she dares him to take a wilder risk, and each time he proves himself. Until their lust for excitement demands nothing short of going "all the way" - to murder. This is the shocking true story of two strangers who meet, mingle and lack into a dangerous world of their own. Written by Artisan Entertainment

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When desire has no limits... Fantasies become dangerous realities! See more »


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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Despite director Bernard Rose's frequent claims during the UK publicity campaign for the film that it was "the greatest British film ever made," the film was not only a major flop but one of the worst reviewed films of the year. See more »

Connections

Features Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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Sing Sing Sing
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Written by Louis Prima and Andy Razaf
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good movie staring the great Kiefer Sutherland
29 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Kefer Sutherland and i have seen most of his movies but its hard to get some because Australia has not got his old ones on DVD or video but i found this gem of a movie on video at an op shop for $1 so i bought it and went home and watched it.This movies about a true story about a man (Sutherland) who is in the army and he meets a woman (Emily Lloyd) in war torn London in 1944 and together they become a deadly twosome.The first half an hour of this movie was a bit boring but the other hour was good and this movie is way under rated its not a 4.4 its at least a 6.Over all this this movie was good and Kefer Sutherland Does a great job at acting in this movie and my rating is 6 out of 10.


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