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Dishonored Lady (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 May 1947 (USA)
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Edward Sheldon (play), Margaret Ayer Barnes (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hedy Lamarr ... Madeleine Damien
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dr. David S. Cousins
John Loder ... Felix Courtland
William Lundigan ... Jack Garet
Morris Carnovsky ... Dr. Richard Caleb
Natalie Schafer ... Ethel Royce
Paul Cavanagh ... Victor Kranish
Douglass Dumbrille ... District Attorney O'Brien (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Geiger
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Storyline

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of Madeleine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The headpiece Hedy wears the first time she walks in the office is a 'snood'. It was very stylish in the mid- 40's. See more »

Goofs

When Madeleine and Felix are in the car together right after they first met, it is snowing outside; however, the snow is only apparent from the rear windshield and the left passenger door. It is wholly absent the other passenger window in wide shots. However in close ups of Madeleine, there is an excess of snow falling, despite the wind blowing Felix's side. See more »

Quotes

Victor Kranish: How's the insomnia?
Madeleine Damien: Oh, I found some new sleeping pills. Red ones this time.
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Connections

Version of Madeleine (1950) See more »

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Gorgeous Hedy
7 November 2012 | by bruno-32See all my reviews

I must admit I have been a Hedy Lamarr fan since "Algiers", which was a great big hit back in 1938, so I do not understand some reviewers here saying, unfortunately, most of her movies are "forgettable". She was one actress that one can just go and admire her looks. Other gorgeous actress's, and there were plenty, never given me that same effect. As for her other 'unforgettable' films she was fine in "H.M Pulham, esq.", "Comrade X", "Tortilla Flat","Experiment Perilous", and "The Strange Woman".In all her roles, someone, the leading man, feature players always had to comment on her beauty...like we had to be reminded. I never heard those attributes given to other leading actress's of that period...Rita, Gene and etc. So there must have been a reason for her to get that title of 'the most beautiful woman in films". Aside from her looks, I always thought she was a fine actress, and a fine comedienne, when given such roles, which were few... . In this movie, she had one 'drunken' scene that I thought she was great. I actually believed she was 'high'. it was the scene in the night club where she was suppose to help her gossipy ex-coworker. It's not easy to portray someone that is 'high' on a few drinks..one can actually see when one is overdoing it. Another trivia ...it took another studio, Paramount, to put her in a Technicolor movie, "Samson & Delilah" for the first time after being at MGM, since 1938...11 years later. During that same period, Betty Grable was making technicolor movies, one after another musical and Dorothy Lamour with her Jungle roles.


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