Search - Portrait of a Showgirl on DVD


Portrait of a Showgirl
Portrait of a Showgirl
Actors: Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno, Dianne Kay, Tony Curtis, Barry Primus
Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2004     1hr 34min

     
     

Movie Details

Actors: Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno, Dianne Kay, Tony Curtis, Barry Primus
Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Creators: Isidore Mankofsky, John Woodcock, Robert Hamner, Roger Pullis, Bob Merrill
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: 303 Recordings
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2004
Original Release Date: 05/04/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 05/04/1982
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

Choose Me
Director: Alan Rudolph
9
   R   2001   1hr 46min
Love Kills
Director: Mario Van Peebles
2
   UR   2004   1hr 35min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Get Shorty
   R   1997   1hr 45min
   
Deeply
Director: Sheri Elwood
   NR   2001   1hr 41min
   
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Full Screen Edition
   PG   2005   1hr 59min
   
The Departed
Full Screen Edition
Director: Martin Scorsese
   R   2007   2hr 31min
   
Glee Season One Vol 1 - Road to Sectionals
Director: Ryan Murphy
   NR   2009   10hr 10min
   
Fools Rush In
Director: Andy Tennant
   PG-13   1998   1hr 49min
   
A Cinderella Story
Full Screen Edition
Director: Mark Rosman
   PG   2004   1hr 35min
   
Eragon
Full Screen Edition
Director: Stefen Fangmeier
   PG   2007   1hr 44min
   
The Hunt for Red October
Director: John McTiernan
   PG   1998   2hr 14min
   
 

Movie Reviews

Worthwhile effort, especially from Lesley Ann Warren
rsoonsa | Lake Isabella, California | 04/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"An interesting melodrama, this production features Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno and Dianne Kay as three dancers of differing skill levels who are hired for a new revue in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, where the picture is set, and focusses upon various travails within their private lives as they prepare for the opening of their show, with the eponymous Warren's character deservedly garnering the most screen time. As a Broadway dancer recruited for the engagement, Warren plays high-stepping Jillian Brooks, whose need for success upon the stage is altered by her affairs of the heart, while Moreno portrays a veteran hoofer whose husband (Tony Curtis) is a sucker for entrepreneurial scam artists, and Kay is an inexperienced beauty queen from the Midwest. The film could easily have been much less engaging, as clichéd situations abound, but the episodic script is effectively utilized and includes a good deal of skillful dialogue, there is splendid editing by John Woodcock, and a strongly appropriate thematic underscore is provided by Jimmie Haskell, while the performance of the talented and generally underprized Warren goes beyond the expected implications stemming from her comeliness.

"
For Lesley Ann and Rita fans only
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 04/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"PORTRAIT OF A SHOWGIRL is the made-for-TV movie genre at it's trashy-best. Musical theatre veterans Lesley Ann Warren and Rita Moreno shine as two hard-boiled hoofers looking to make the 'Big Time' in Las Vegas.

If you're a fan of Lesley Ann and Rita, you'll adore this film. The picture quality is quite lousy, but just having this campy gem on DVD is a miracle in itself.

Not the girls' finest hour, but worth a look nontheless."
Dull
Michael Brent | Saint Louis, MO | 02/25/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Didn't bother to watch it to the end. Not at all on the same level as the choices that led Amazon to recommend it to me: "Choose Me" (a wonderful movie that everyone should see) and "Round Midnight" which was also quite nice. Sometimes the recommendation system works, sometimes it doesn't!"