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Dishonored Lady (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 May 1947 (USA)
A beautiful editor at a fashion magazine has a breakdown due to the pressures of her work and her disappointing love life. A psychiatrist recommends that she start life fresh by moving into a smaller apartment and under another name.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Edward Sheldon (play), Margaret Ayer Barnes (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hedy Lamarr ... Madeleine Damien
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dr. David S. Cousins
John Loder ... Felix Courtland
William Lundigan ... Jack Garet
Morris Carnovsky ... Dr. Richard Caleb
Natalie Schafer ... Ethel Royce
Paul Cavanagh ... Victor Kranish
Douglass Dumbrille ... District Attorney O'Brien (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Geiger
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Storyline

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Trivia

The headpiece Hedy wears the first time she walks in the office is a 'snood'. It was very stylish in the mid- 40's. See more »

Goofs

District attorney says Lamarr saw victim,went to his home,made love to him,all for the purpose of influencing him,but when that failed,she murdered him.He says this is first degree murder. With no prior intent, at best, this is manslaughter. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Richard Caleb, Psychiatrist: And you don't want anyone to see inside, perhaps you don't even want to take a look yourself. My, women haven't the courage to face themselves so they look for escape on one excitement after another.
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Connections

Featured in Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) See more »

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"I didn't commit this murder!"
6 March 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I've just seen Dishonored Lady for the first time and quite enjoyed it.

A fashion editor of a magazine has a breakdown after she crashes her car. She is taken in by a psychiatrist and when she has recovered, heads to New York where stays in an apartment block and has a new identity too. She falls in love with a scientist and also a millionaire. This millionaire is then murdered and she gets the blame for it, even though she didn't do it. Can she clear her name in court?

The cast includes Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe and John Lodar. With the Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton as a landlady.

Dishonored Lady is worth checking out. Enjoyable.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of Madeleine See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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