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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

Originally a play Dishonored Lady (1930) written by Margaret Ayer Barnes and Edward Sheldon., drected by Guthrie McClintic. 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

Dr. David S. Cousins: Say, you're an artist aren't you?
Madeleine Damien: I don't know.
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Connections

Version of Madeleine (1950) See more »

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Best Movie for Capturing Hedy's Beauty

I too, have been a fan of Hedy's for a long time. All of her movies are very watchable because of her beauty and a few are better than others because of the production quality, story, etc. But, Dishonored Lady was made by a director that knew absolutely what he had. Every scene has the very best angle with lighting and expression. A lot of her movies have her looking great most of the time (how could she not look great)but, this one maximizes her beauty in every single scene. The copies I have seen are a little rough, and that is a shame. This is the movie that makes you wonder why she wasn't in higher demand. The story is great drama, with a respectable supporting cast, and allows her to be the working girl, the bad girl, the sad girl, the girl next door, and the accused murderess. Can it get any better than this, with every scene suitable as a still? There is not an actress today that comes close to having the screen presence that Hedy had in her hey-day.


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