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Lady of Burlesque [1943]
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Director:William A. Wellman
Writer:James Gunn [II]
Composer:Arthur Lange
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Mystery
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.


Reaction: Intriguing and mysterious.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
William A. Wellman => Director
James Gunn [II] => Writer
Arthur Lange => Composer
Gypsy Rose Lee => Novel "The G-String Murders"
Barbara Stanwyck => Deborah Hoople, aka Dixie Daisy
Beal Wong => James Wong - Waiter (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon => Sammy
Bob Perry => Theater Night Watchman (uncredited)
Charles Dingle => Inspector Harrigan
Claire Carleton => Sandra
Frank Conroy => Stacchi' Stacciaro
Frank Fenton => Russell Rogers
George Chandler => Jake
Gerald Mohr => Louie Grindero
Gloria Dickson => Dolly Baxter
Iris Adrian => Gee Gee Graham
J. Edward Bromberg => S.B. Foss
Janis Carter => Janine
Kit Guard => Hank - Stagehand (uncredited)
Lee Phelps => Charlie - Bartender (uncredited)
Lou Lubin => Moey, the Candy Butcher
Marion Martin => Alice Angel
Michael O'Shea => Biff Brannigan
Pete Gordon => Officer Pat Kelly
Pinky Lee => Mandy
Sidney Marion => Joey - Comic (uncredited)
Stephanie Bachelor => The Princess Nirvena
Victoria Faust => Lolita La Verne

Random Trivia For This Title:

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