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Watch Barbara Stanwyck In "Lady of Burlesque" A Striptease Murder Mystery!

  • Approved
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.3  (2,747)

"Lady of Burlesque" from 1943 is a murder-mystery film that stars the legendary actress Barbara Stanwyck as Dixie Daisy, a talented burlesque dancer working in New York City. The film is based on the book "The G-String Murders" by Gypsy Rose Lee, who was herself a celebrated burlesque performer. Dixie is at the center of the plot, which revolves around a series of murders that take place in the backstage area of the burlesque theater where she works. As the story unfolds, we see the characters trying to solve the mystery, with Dixie often leading the charge as she has a sharp mind and a quick wit. Along the way, she meets and becomes romantically involved with Biff Brannigan (played by Michael O'Shea), a police detective who is also trying to solve the case.

In addition to the murder mystery, "Lady of Burlesque" also provides fascinating insights into the world of burlesque entertainment in the 1940s. The film shows us the elaborate costumes and routines that were popular at the time, as well as the camaraderie and occasional rivalries that existed among the performers. As Dixie moves through the backstage area, we see how each performer has their own unique style and personality, and how they interact with each other both on and off stage.

The film benefits greatly from Barbara Stanwyck's star power and acting prowess. She brings a warmth and energy to the role of Dixie, making her a relatable and likable character despite her unconventional profession. She also has excellent chemistry with Michael O'Shea, who plays the slightly bumbling but charming Biff. Their scenes together are often humorous and lighthearted, providing welcome relief from the tension of the murder investigation.

J. Edward Bromberg also gives a standout performance as S.B. Foss, the theater owner who is suspected of being involved in the murders. Bromberg brings a sinister edge to the character, allowing us to have genuine doubts about his innocence even as he protests his own (apparent) lack of involvement.

Overall, "Lady of Burlesque" is a fun and engrossing mystery movie with plenty of entertaining characters and memorable scenes. Whether you're a fan of Barbara Stanwyck or just enjoy a good whodunit, there's a lot to enjoy here. And if you're curious about the world of burlesque entertainment, it provides a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.

Barbara Stanwyck In "Lady of Burlesque" A Striptease Murder Mystery! is a 1943 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (2,747)