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Portrait of a Stripper (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 2 October 1979
The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her ... See full summary »

Director:

John A. Alonzo

Writer:

Benjamin Masselink (teleplay) (as Ben Masselink)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley Ann Warren ... Susie Hanson
Edward Herrmann ... Frank Andrews
Vic Tayback ... Harry Parkins
Allan Miller ... Mel
Sheree North ... Sally Evers
Thomas Hill ... Walt Sterling
K.C. Martel ... Mark Hanson
Michael Cavanaugh ... Steve Vector
Udana Power ... Jackie
Louise Foley Louise Foley ... Ruthie
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Lori
Jeff Donnell ... Edith Sterling
Julie Mannix ... Jill
Lilyan Chauvin ... Yvette
Louisa Moritz ... Donna
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The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her dismay, the club she works at is sold to new owners who transform it into a hardcore strip club, where the dancers must bare all. Reluctantly, she performs. Unfortunately, a photographer hired by her father-in-law is in the audience, who snaps some naughty pics of her performing. He uses these to try and get custody of his grandson. Written by Fryingham

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Life of Susie Hanson See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lesley Ann Warren in an underrated role!
2 September 2003 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

Lesley Ann Warren is one of those actresses who can make a weak story look good. She has that rare charisma quality that many actresses lack today. Here she plays a struggling mother who is torn between stripping and wondering what kind of an effect it will have on her kid. The only reason to watch this is to see Lesley, but I am a huge fan of hers as I feel she has never been given the credit she deserves although she finally did get much notice for "Victor Victoria". Even today she is underutilized and still beautiful.


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