Lady of Burlesque

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Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian, Pinkey Lee, Gloria Dickson, Victoria Faust, Charles Dingle, Gerald Mohr. Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the novel THE G-STRING MURDERS by Gypsy Rose Lee. Music by Arthur Lange. Produced by Hunt Stromberg. Directed by William A. Wellman. 

A stripper is murdered with her own G-string backstage during a performance. Everyone is suspect, but the show must go on! Old-time burlesque on the Great White Way, before the lights went out in New York's Time Square. Screen legend Barbara Stanwyck, famed director William A. Wellman and burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee team up to create the best backstage musical/murder mysery ever made!  Based on actual incidents (and folklore) from the underbelly of the showbiz world. It ain't Shakespeare, but it's a whole lotta fun! A delightful and clever adaptation of Gypsy Rose Lee's best-selling murder mystery, THE G-STRING MURDERS.     

A Hunt Stromberg Production - Released by United Artists  
Originally released April 17, 1943 -91 min. - b&w- mono