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Painted Angels (1998)

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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her ... See full summary »

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Annie Ryan
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Katya
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Eileen
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Georgie
Anna Mottram ...
Ada
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Sam
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Oscar
Michael Burns ...
Joe
Bob Clout ...
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Elyssa Dombowsky ...
Julia
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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her girls. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes even saints are forced to become sinners

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Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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31 July 1998 (Canada)  »

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The Wicked, Wicked West  »

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None of the actresses wore make-up apart from the scenes were the prostitutes were on duty. See more »

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Inspired by "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert
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Good representation of 1800's USA life
8 March 2000 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

While the movie would not attract mainstream audiences, it did portray life how it must have been somewhere in the USA in the late 1800's.

The competition between the two places to get the judge to approve of their establishment was an interesting topic. Outdoing each other in their "shows" for the judge. Also the reality of older girls not making money, having to leave and the consequences of what happens then.

Also the scene where the guy is shot in the bar, as we are seeing life from the girls viewpoint, they would not know the reasons behind this, so neither did we.

All in all a good historical perspective movie, showing the stark/slow reality of a snapshot of life then.


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