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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red (1982)

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Release Date: Feb 19, 1982 Wide

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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

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Apr 30, 2002

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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.

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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This is populist moviemaking, Corman style, courtesy of that old lefty John Sayles.

December 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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