The Lady in Red (1982)

The Lady in Red (1982)





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Pamela Sue Martin goes through the tortures of the damned as Polly Franklin, a farm gal in the Mid-West of the 1930s, who wants to travel to Hollywood to become a star. Heading off to Chicago, she is waylaid by a series of bad breaks: becoming a badly paid working girl; a prisoner in a women's ward; a woman of the streets; and a Chicago gangster who takes up with the infamous John Dillinger (Robert Conrad).
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Pamela Sue Martin
as Polly Franklin
Robert Conrad
as John Dillinger
Louise Fletcher
as Anna Sage
Robert Hogan
as Jake Lingle
Laurie Heineman
as Rose Shimkus
Rod Gist
as Pinetop
Peter Hobbs
as Pops Geissler
Dick Miller
as Patek
Nancy Anne Parsons
as Tiny Alice
Alan Vint
as Melvin Purvis
Chip Fields
as Satin
Young Buck
as Hennessey
Ilene Kristen
as Wynona
Mary Woronov
as Woman Bankrobber
Michael Cavanaugh
as Undercover Cop
Arnie Moore
as Trucker
Blackie Dammett
as Immigration Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Lady in Red

All Critics (4)

'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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June 25, 2005

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May 28, 2004
New Times

Audience Reviews for The Lady in Red

Forget that new movie, this is where it is at! I'm not a huge fan of heist movies. But, by manufacturing a "strong female gettin" no breaks" story for Polly the Corman crew make Dillinger"s death full of emotions that most bio-pics loose in trying to be "authentic." More than that- seeing Christopher Lloyd be so evil is frightening... and then they throw in Robert Forrester just to get my pulse going.

Kayla Kromer
Kayla Kromer

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