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Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music, Mystery | 1 May 1943 (USA)
After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Gypsy Rose Lee (novel), James Gunn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Deborah Hoople - aka Dixie Daisy
Michael O'Shea ... Biff Brannigan
J. Edward Bromberg ... S.B. Foss
Iris Adrian ... Gee Gee Graham
Gloria Dickson ... Dolly Baxter
Victoria Faust Victoria Faust ... Lolita La Verne
Stephanie Bachelor ... The Princess Nirvena
Charles Dingle ... Inspector Harrigan
Marion Martin ... Alice Angel
Pete Gordon Pete Gordon ... Officer Pat Kelly (as Eddie Gordon)
Frank Fenton ... Russell Rogers
Pinky Lee Pinky Lee ... Mandy
Frank Conroy ... 'Stacchi' Stacciaro
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... The Hermit
Claire Carleton ... Sandra
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Storyline

Sassy Dixie Daisy is the hot new attraction at a former opera house that's been turned into a burlesque theater. She's popular with the customers, although not with Lolita La Verne, a stuck-up diva who was hoping she'd get the top spot. Also complicating matters is the return of the Princess Nirvena, the show's former star who once had a fling with the boss. When the Princess blackmails her way into the top spot, Dixie is none too pleased. When both Lolita and the Princess are murdered, Dixie becomes a prime suspect. She then sets up a trap to nail the real killer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Mirth! Murder! Melody! Mystery! and Girls! Girls! Girls! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G-String Murders See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although it's pretty obvious the broken down bathroom fixture discussed by the members of the troupe is none other than a toilet, the Production Code wouldn't allow the offending word to be uttered or shown, and when the replacement arrives, it's a bathroom sink. See more »

Goofs

When Dixie come up from the cellar after the raid there are burlesque actors fighting with cops in the background. This comes after Foss had already calmed everything down and was bringing limos to escort the cast to the police station. The girls in the background can be identified as ones that were on the stage in the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Gee Gee Graham: This place has as much privacy as a hot dog stand.
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Soundtracks

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Surprising, light-hearted comedy
13 January 2004 | by jeffcoatSee all my reviews

Nothing deep here, but that's good. A light-hearted comedy in the guise of a mystery. Don't expect to be mystified, the "mystery" only serves as a vehicle for the comedy and a rather believable romance. Barbara Stanwyck, though 36 years old, looks much younger. Her part was rather vivacious, risque, and revealing for a 1943 movie. The lady could act!

The image on the DVD is generally very good, but there are several places where a few "frames" are missing, causing disquieting "jumps", but still, a good investment of time, if only to enjoy watching Miss Stanwyck smile and wiggle.


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