Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday Night at the Movies: "Lady of Burlesque" (1943)

There are many belly dancers who do a bit of burlesque on the side, so I thought I'd post a noir musical starring Barbara Stanwyck as Dixie Daisy, a showgirl with cool lines and hot moves.

"After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again."
Includes such deathless dialogue as this, when Biff (a comedian) tries to chat Dixie up:

Biff: What's the matter with comics?
Dixie: I went into show business when I was seven years old. Two days later the first comic I ever met stole my piggy bank in a railroad station in Portland. When I was 11 the comics were looking at my ankles. When I was 14 they were...just looking. When I was 20 I'd been stuck with enough lunch checks to pay for a three-story house. Naw, they're shiftless, dame-chasing, ambitionless...

Yes, this is the WHOLE FILM. Enjoy!

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