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
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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 »
Burlesque was a lewd, crude, and often illegal form of entertainment. Yet the girls' costumes and numbers would be considered tame, even puritanical in a Broadway show. They wear far more clothing than the Rockettes at that pinnacle of respectability, the Radio City Music Hall. See more »
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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I don't know about you, but I'm a big MM fan. Not a overly huge or fanatical one mind you, but I have seen all her major pictures several times and have seen most of her smaller ones. For a long time Ladies of the Chorus was off of my radar screen. It's not seen often, video stores in my area don't have it. I missed the airings on cable or where ever. For years, I heard that this was a B picture, and one of her first pictures and not a special MM movie. So I figured this was another one of those small chances to see Marilyn similar to her early Fox appearances like "We're not Married" I was wrong, the critics were wrong, and people talking about the movie were wrong. MM is a featured player here in this B picture, it was great fun to see, she does some musical numbers (even if it wasn't her singing I didn't really notice) it was fun to see and I'm glad I made the effort to track down this movie and buy a copy.
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