The Stripper (1963)





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This routine tale of an aspiring actress on the verge of a sharp decline is directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and features Joanne Woodward in a skillful and engaging portrayal of Lila, the would-be thespian. The setting is a small town in the plains state of Kansas where Lila finds herself stranded when her job falls apart. Thanks to her friend Helen (Clair Trevor) she is not left out in the cold. Helen's household includes only one other person, her adult son Kenny (Richard Beymer) who is … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Meade Roberts
In Theaters:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Lila Green

as Kenny Baird

as Helen Baird

as Miriam Caswell

as Ronnie

as Ricky Powers

as Mrs. Mulvaney

as Sandra Mulvaney

as Sonny

as Mr. Mulvaney
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Franklin Schaffner made his feature directing debut with this grim tale, well acted by Joanne Woodward as a wannabe actress stifled in small-town Kansas.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012

July 1, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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