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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.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

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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A FRONT-ROW VIEW OF THE BURLESQUE WORLD! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Crazy for You
(uncredited)
Written by Allan Roberts and Lester Lee
Performed by Adele Jergens (dubbed by Virginia Rees)
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Ladies of the chorus will surprise you
22 September 2004 | by SPIFFYKITCHENSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kóristalányok See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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