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Lady in the Dark (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 February 1944 (USA)
Liza Elliott, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuous daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginger Rogers ... Liza Elliott
Ray Milland ... Charley Johnson
Warner Baxter ... Kendall Nesbitt
Jon Hall ... Randy Curtis
Barry Sullivan ... Dr. Brooks
Mischa Auer ... Russell Paxton
Phyllis Brooks ... Allison DuBois
Mary Philips ... Maggie Grant
Edward Fielding ... Dr. Carlton
Don Loper Don Loper ... Adams
Mary Parker ... Miss Parker
Catherine Craig ... Miss Foster
Marietta Canty ... Martha
Virginia Farmer ... Miss Edwards
Fay Helm ... Miss Bowers
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Storyline

Liza Elliott, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuous daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The minx in mink with a yen for men!

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que não Sabia Amar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The faraway song from Liza's childhood that she can't recall is the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin classic "My Ship." Gershwin was appalled when he saw that only a fragment of the song was sung in the film -- four bars rendered a capella by Marjean Neville, who portrayed Liza as a child. In the stage version, the song was sung to completion at the show's conclusion by Liza, and both director Mitchell Leisen and Ginger Rogers reported that Rogers had prerecorded a lovely rendition of the tune. In his memoirs, Leisen ended the mystery as to why "My Ship" and nearly all of the remainder of the show's score had been jettisoned for the film version: Paramount studio chief Buddy DeSylva apparently despised Weill's music and was determined to delete as much of it as possible. Fortunately, Moss Hart's play is so sturdy that the film was able to withstand the shearing of its score. See more »

Quotes

Russell Paxton: "This is the end! The absolute end!"
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Connections

Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

My Ship
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Harvey Stephens and Marjean Neville
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Unfortunately, Ginger doesn't do much singing or dancing
2 August 2000 | by psteierSee all my reviews

A Technicolor spectacular, with costumes and wonderful sets to match, but the story isn't much, mostly what you might expect to read in Popular Psychoanalysis magazine.

Best are the dream and reverie sequences, especially the trial in the circus ring. These are where the singing and dancing is, but there is not much and what little there is is not very exciting.


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