6.1/10
106
4 user 3 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In England, two criminals kidnap a child for ransom and make their ransom demands in a disguised voice from a phone booth.

Director: Frank Nesbitt
Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the only suspect when someone else murders her.

Directors: Reginald Beck, Anthony Bushell
Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Tania Heald
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.

Director: Harold French
Stars: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford
The Hurricane (1937)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor
Tulsa (1949)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz
Wild Harvest (1947)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Córdova, Patric Knowles
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Englishman Bruce Campbell (Sir Dirk Bogarde) takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land, but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam, and his own bad health.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig
The Spoilers (1942)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne
Convict 99 (1938)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel
Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher de Fogo See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: NEW YORK

Just after the turn of the century. See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do
(uncredited)
Written by Gus Edwards and Will D. Cobb
Sung by Dorothy Lamour
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dorothy trades up
25 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I took note of the fact that the film Lulu Belle was based on a Charles MacArthur play, his first on Broadway. I saw that plot locations and character names and many more characters than there were in this film. Seeing the film I knew a lot had been left out and that probably spoiled it.

The title role in Lulu Belle is played by Dorothy Lamour and we see her go from hard hearted vixen who is trading up in men to gain her success to Broadway star of the Gay Nineties of the century before last to jaded Broadway star who in one night sees a whole lot of her past catch up to her. In fact as the film opens she and her current paramour Otto Kruger have both been shot and the film is told in flashback to police detective Addision Richards.

Lamour went from fledgling lawyer George Montgomery to boxer Greg McClure to club owner Albert Dekker and finally she becomes Kruger's mistress. I suspect that a lot of the character Charles MacArthur created is missing from this film. Thus giving Lamour a rather impossible role except for her musical numbers which she does well.

Lulu Belle was produced by David Belasco and I'm sure the original was a Victorian morality tale which Belasco specialized in. I doubt we'll ever see an original of this tale on screen.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed