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Lady in the Dark (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 February 1944 (USA)
Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginger Rogers ... Liza Elliott
Ray Milland ... Charley Johnson
Warner Baxter ... Kendall Nesbitt
Jon Hall ... Randy Curtis
Barry Sullivan ... Dr. Brooks
Mischa Auer ... Russell Paxton
Phyllis Brooks ... Allison DuBois
Mary Philips ... Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ... Dr. Carlton
Don Loper Don Loper ... Adams
Mary Parker ... Miss Parker
Catherine Craig ... Miss Foster
Marietta Canty ... Martha
Virginia Farmer ... Miss Edwards
Fay Helm ... Miss Bowers
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Storyline

Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The minx in mink with a yen for men!

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que não Sabia Amar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount paid $285,000 for the film rights to the stage hit, a record at the time. $115,000 to producer Sam Harris, $85,000 to librettist Moss Hart and $42,500 each to composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ira Gershwin. See more »

Quotes

Russell Paxton: "This is the end! The absolute end!"
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Connections

Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #5.22 (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Suddenly It's Spring
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Ginger Rogers (uncredited) and Don Loper (uncredited)
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Not quite up to the Broadway show, but a film worth seeing
2 June 1999 | by FISHCAKESee all my reviews

About the only Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin song included from the Broadway show about a lady advertising executive undergoing psychoanalysis is "The Saga of Jenny", but that is almost enough. Just why this film version appears lost to Television and Video viewers is a puzzle to me as well as a great pity. It was a great vehicle for Ginger Rogers, and as a story, both thoughtful and entertaining. Remember the line from the song, something like this: "Jenny made her mind up when she was twelve, that into foreign languages she would delve. But at seventeen at Vassar, it was quite a blow. In twenty-seven languages, she couldn't say no!" What a song!


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