Monday, February 13, 2012

Lady of Burlesque


1943 American Mystery Film

Director: William A. Wellman

Writer: James Gunn

Cinematography: Robert De Grasse

Running time: 91 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Mirth! Murder! Melody! Mystery! and Girls! Girls! Girls!

Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck as Deborah Hoople, aka Dixie Daisy
Michael O'Shea as Biff Brannigan
Iris Adrian as Gee Gee Graham
Charles Dingle as Inspector Harrigan
J. Edward Bromberg as S.B. Foss
Frank Conroy as 'Stacchi' Stacciaro
Victoria Faust as Lolita La Verne
Gloria Dickson as Dolly Baxter
Marion Martin as Alice Angel
Frank Fenton as Russell Rogers
Stephanie Bachelor as The Princess Nirvena
Pinky Lee as Mandy
Eddie Gordon as Officer Pat Kelly
Janis Carter as Janine
Lou Lubin as Moey, the Candy Butcher
Gerald Mohr as Louie Grindero
Bert Hanlon as Sammy
Claire Carleton as Sandra
George Chandler as Jake
Lee Trent as Comic
Don Lynn as Comic

Plot
After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out whom the killer is before they strike again.

Awards: None

Trivia
It is commonly assumed that Craig Rice, mystery writer from the 1940s and roommate of Gypsy, ghost-wrote "The G-String Murders" for her. However, this has been disputed both on stylistic grounds and on the evidence of manuscripts. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

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