Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Hedy Lamarr, William Lundigan, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, Natalie Schafer
Director: Robert Stevenson
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
1947 Crime/Drama, Classic Black/White, Running Time 80 minutes, REGION FREE*** — Movie Ventures presents: Dishonored Lady*** — Madeleine Damien is the major fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a major par... more »
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Matt B. from GETZVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 6/14/2012...
The book on Hedy Lamarr is that she was a terrible actress. One camp, of which Iím a member, says that am actress as beautiful as Lamarr can act as terribly as she can muster as long as I get to watch her. For movies fans not so easy to sway, be assured that in this movie her acting isnít bad.
Lamarr's part as the art editor at a fashion magazine starts unsympathetic. Sheís a tough boss lady that stands up to superiors on principle and fires subordinates for trifles. Lamarr had a cool European persona, which covers her characterís strong feelings and conflicted neuroses. It seems her artist father lead a rackety and irregular life, which rubbed off on his daughter. Her nightclubbing, partying and promiscuity get her into trouble. She finds true love with a poor research scientist only to have a former lover, a rich cad and nihilist, complicate her life. When the scoundrel gets snuffed, she is the only suspect.
While the melodramatic plot is familiar, whatís makes this movie interesting is the theme that Lamarrís character is striving to find herself, without a manís pressure, before she makes any serious moves like marriage.
........A Natural Beauty: Hedy Lamarr......
Christopher E. Sarno | Boston, Massachusetts United States | 04/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I couldn't lose when purchasing this DVD...here's another oppurtunity to see Hedy Lamarr, by the way, who was a very good actress...she's a pure/natural beauty and the camera didn't lie while she was matriculating before it...as with all gorgeous Hollywood actresses, the lighting had to be perfectly bright to bring out all the wondrous highlights of their countenance...as stated above, this movie was not so important to me...only Hedy Lamarr, that tantalizing Czech/Republic import, who fortunately emigrated to Hollywood before the Nazis marched into the Sudatenland in 1939...she contributed to the mystique of the 1940s Hollywood scene; besides, other reviewers do a good critique of this flick....SSGT CHRIS SARNO-USMC FMF"