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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 10 February 1949 (USA)
A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.

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Phil Karlson

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Harry Sauber (screenplay), Joseph Carole (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adele Jergens ... Mae Martin
Marilyn Monroe ... Peggy Martin
Rand Brooks ... Randy Carroll
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Adele Carroll
Eddie Garr Eddie Garr ... Billy Mackay
Steven Geray ... Salisbury
The Bobby True Trio The Bobby True Trio ... Trio Musicians
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Storyline

Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls in love with wealthy Randy, May fears class differences may lead to misery. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kóristalányok See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was re-released in November 1952, Columbia redesigned the opening title credits with the name of Marilyn Monroe over the title, and the name of Adele Jergens, who originally had top billing, moved to the head of the supporting cast; this is the version that was shown on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Martin: I'm sick of the idea of not being able to go anywhere, do anything, without the written consent of my mother. I'm tired of being treated like a child. I'm going to bed.
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Featured in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies of the Chorus
(uncredited)
Written by Allan Roberts and Lester Lee
Performed by Marilyn Monroe, Adele Jergens (dubbed by Virginia Rees), and the rest of the chorus
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early Marilyn Monroe...
26 September 2009 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Cute story, burlesque diva Mae Martin (well portrayed by Adele Jergens),is mother to Peggy (Monroe) and worried about her falling in love with a man above her social strata.

While the story is rather standard for the era, Adele Jurgens looks and dances wonderfully, we do not see talent like this in film today, and probably never will again. I have a sad nostalgia for these films, and need to catch up on others from this golden era.

Nana Bryant is also good as the society matron with a surprising and shocking (at that time) talent for burlesque. Marilyn Monroe is so very young and fresh here; music director Fred Karger reportedly not a very nice man to Monroe in real life, helped her early in her career but degraded her personally saying a woman like her was not marriage material.

Overall a fun film with only an hour running time.8/10.


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