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Lulu Belle (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 15 August 1948 (USA)
Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Fenton

Writers:

Everett Freeman (screenplay), Karl Kamb (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorothy Lamour ... Lulu Belle
George Montgomery ... George Davis
Albert Dekker ... Mark Brady
Otto Kruger ... Harry Randolph
Glenda Farrell ... Molly Benson
Greg McClure ... Butch Cooper
Charlotte Wynters ... Mrs. Gloria Randolph
Addison Richards ... Police Commissioner John Dixon
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Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. When his money runs out, Lulu Belle goes to work in a New Orleans club run by tough gambler Mark Brady. She tries to send George back to Natchez by pretending that she has fallen for prize-fighter Butch Cooper but George, in a fit of jealousy, drives a handful of forks into Butch's face. He is sent to prison and Lulu goes to New York with millionaire Harry Randolph, who makes her the singing sensation of Broadway and asks her to marry him. She refuses when she learns that George has been released from prison, realizing that he is the only man she ever truly loved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Why did scandal always follow LULU BELLE... Men found out about her too late.

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher de Fogo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: NEW YORK

Just after the turn of the century. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ace in the Hole
(uncredited)
Written by George Mitchell and James Dempsey
Sung by Dorothy Lamour
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OK Period Drama
14 June 2012 | by nova-63See all my reviews

Lamour plays a saloon singer who goes through men like a seal goes through fish. She meets Montgomery and she decides he'll be her next lover. It's a whirlwind romance and the lawyer and saloon singer are soon married. The ink on the marriage license is barely dry when Lamour is looking to upgrade her position in life.

Lamour first becomes "friends" with a boxer, then moves on to a gambler, presumably because the gambler has more dough. Montgomery gets steamed by his wife's behaviour until she reassures him there is nothing going on. Lamour is a real crumb, but Montgomery is in love and believes what he is told, not what he sees. If it sounds like this is all shaping into a good noir, forget it. It plays out like a period musical, not a gritty crime film. All in all, not a bad way to spend 90 minutes. The performers are good, and the film moves along at a breezy pace. Nothing outstanding, but good fun.


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