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Anna Lucasta (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 11 July 1949 (USA)
A young woman who is disowned by her alcoholic father turns to prostitution to support herself; her scheming brother-in-law devises a plan to marry her off and make some money in the process.

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Arthur Laurents (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Paulette Goddard ... Anna Lucasta
William Bishop ... Rudolf Strobel
John Ireland ... Danny Johnson
Oskar Homolka ... Joe Lucasta
Broderick Crawford ... Frank
Will Geer ... Noah
Gale Page ... Katie
Mary Wickes ... Stella
Whit Bissell ... Stanley
Lisa Golm ... Theresa
James Brown ... Buster
Dennie Moore ... Blanche
Anthony Caruso ... Eddie
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Anna Lucasta (Paulette Goddard)is disowned by her cruel father, Joe Lucasta (Oskar Homolka) and turns into a disillusioned, despondent and wayward girl who becomes a prostitute and sinks to the depths of degradation. But she is reclaimed and reformed by the man she marries, Rudolf Strobel (William Bishop). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Film-Noir

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This was from abokay that was originally written for a Polish American family, but was actually first produced by the American Negro Theater, after being re written by The American Negro Theatre director Abram Hill and director Henry Wagstaff Gribble for an all African American cast See more »

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Version of Anna Lucasta (1977) See more »

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Goddard Does Admirable Job
24 October 1999 | by guil12See all my reviews

Paulette Goddard, once more, shows her ability to take a slow script and one note character and bring life and substance to the role. She's the star of this drama and brings her own unique quality of glamour to Anna. There is a fine supporting cast and it is always nice to see Mary Wickes given a real role to play other than the usual wise-cracking parts she gets. I liked Goddard's interpretation above Eartha Kitt's in a latter version of the same play. Goddard shows she still has the stuff stars are made of. Quite a gal!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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