The Lady in Red (1982)

The Lady in Red (1982)

The Lady in Red





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Escaping from her childhood life of poverty and abuse on the farm, in the 1930s, Polly Franklin (Pamela Sue Martin) sets her sights on Hollywood as the promised land and leaves home. However, she doesn't get that far - she lands in Chicago instead. Taking the low-paying jobs which are available to her, she quickly finds herself in a situation which is as oppressive as anything she knew at home. Despite her best efforts to keep her head above water, she soon winds up in prison. The best situation … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Sayles
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On DVD: Apr 30, 2002
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as Polly Franklin

as John Dillinger

as Anna Sage

as Jake Lingle

as Rose Shimkus

as Pinetop

as Pops Geissler

as Patek

as Melvin Purvis

as Hennessey

as Wynona

as Woman Bankrobber

as Undercover Cop

as Trucker

as Immigration Officer
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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'It hurts,' Polly says, after losing her virgnity to a lying cad; this is her defining comment, and a succinct summation of Sayles' judgment on the screwing that much of America takes every day from the people in charge.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This is populist moviemaking, Corman style, courtesy of that old lefty John Sayles.

Full Review… | December 7, 2010
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