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Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 10 February 1949 (USA)
A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Harry Sauber (screenplay), Joseph Carole (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adele Jergens ... Mae Martin
Marilyn Monroe ... Peggy Martin
Rand Brooks ... Randy Carroll
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Adele Carroll
Eddie Garr Eddie Garr ... Billy Mackay
Steven Geray ... Salisbury
The Bobby True Trio The Bobby True Trio ... Trio Musicians
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Storyline

Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls in love with wealthy Randy, May fears class differences may lead to misery. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A FRONT-ROW VIEW OF THE BURLESQUE WORLD! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kóristalányok See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although they play mother and daughter, Adele Jergens was only 9 years older than her onscreen daughter, Marilyn Monroe. See more »

Quotes

Chorus Girl #4: I got a date with a cab driver.
Chorus Girl #5: Yeah? Where're you going?
Chorus Girl #4: Who's going? We're parking.
Chorus Girl #6: There's no business like show business.
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Connections

Featured in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Ubangi Love Song
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by The Bobby True Trio
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Cute film showcases young Monroe's voice, stunning beauty
4 November 2000 | by MonroeFanSee all my reviews

A very young Marilyn Monroe in her first lead role made an impression on critics with her performance in this light film about a young burlesque queen whose mother disapproves of her engagement to a wealthy man.

Monroe's sweet singing voice is showcased for the first time in this film, and it is a real treat. She had not yet adopted the "Marilyn Monroe" persona, but even without the breathy baby-doll voice she is the image of innocent seduction.

Although the plot is rather formulaic and simplistic, this film does offer something of a twist at the end. All in all a cute film and opportunity to see Monroe as a young fresh-faced beauty who, as always, lights up the screen.


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