Lady in the Dark (1944)





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In this adaptation of the Broadway musical, the story centers on a lady publisher who finds herself nearing a complete breakdown as she attempts to juggle her career's many demands and the stress of maintaining relationships with three men. This leads her to the couch of a noted psychiatrist.
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


Ray Milland
as Charley Johnson
Ginger Rogers
as Liza Elliott/Boss Lady
Gail Russell
as Barbara (age 17)
Phyllis Brooks
as Allison DuBois
Warner Baxter
as Kendall Nesbitt
Hillary Brooke
as Miss Barr
Mischa Auer
as Russell Paxton
Harvey Stephens
as Liza's Father
Barry Sullivan
as Dr. Brooks
Jon Hall
as Randy Curtis
Georgia Backus
as Miss Sullivan
Lester Sharpe
as Pianist
Catherine Craig
as Miss Foster
Dorothy Granger
as Autograph Hunter
Mary Philips
as Maggie Grant
Fay Helm
as Miss Bowers
Emmett Vogan
as Reporter
Lester Dorr
as Reporter
Jack Mulhall
as Photographer
Don Loper
as Adams
Grandon Rhodes
as Reporter
Murray Alper
as Taxicab Driver
Audrey Young
as Office Girl
Frances Robinson
as Girl with Randy
Paul McVey
as Librarian
Victor Laplace
as Office Girl
Virginia Farmer
as Miss Edwards
Jan Buckingham
as Miss Shawn
Kay Linaker
as Liza's Mother
Kit Carson
as Specialty Dancer
Lynda Grey
as Office Girl
Billy Dawson
as Boy at Circus
Charles Smith
as Barbara's Boyfriend
Edward Fielding
as Dr. Carlton
Angela Wilson
as Office Girl
Billy Daniels
as Office Boy
Mary Parker
as Miss Parker
George Calliga
as Captain of Waiters
Buz Buckley
as Freckle-faced Boy
George Mayon
as Specialty Dancer
Larry Rio
as Farmer Clown
Audrey Wilder
as Office Girl
Marjean Neville
as Liza (ages 5 and 7)
Louise LaPlanche
as Office Girl
Maxine Ardell
as Office Girl
Armand Tanny
as Strong-Man Clown
Byron Poindexter
as Specialty Dancer
Betty Hall
as Office Girl
Alice Kirby
as Office Girl
Bobby Beers
as Charley, as a Boy
Marian Hall
as Miss Stevens
Priscilla Lyon
as Little Girl at Circus
Christopher King
as Office Girl
Susan Paley
as Model
Eleanor DeVan
as Office Girl
Jacques Karre
as Specialty Dancer
Harry Bayfield
as Snow Clown
James Notaro
as Specialty Dancer
Paul A. Pierce
as Specialty Dancer
Jeanne Straser
as Office Girl
Arlyne Varden
as Office Girl
Dorothy O'Kelly
as Office Girl
Fran Shore
as Office Girl
Herb Holcomb
as Aquatic Clown
Theodore Marc
as Daniel Boone Clown
Stuart Barlow
as Accordion Clown
Leonora Johnson
as Bird's Nest Clown
Phyllis M. Brooks
as Barbara (age 7)
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Critic Reviews for Lady in the Dark

All Critics (1)

The wartime musical comedy provided upbeat entertainment for the troubling times through its music and stunning visuals.

Full Review… | July 26, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Lady in the Dark


The groundbreaking Broadway musical is toned down by Hollywood into a lavish Technicolor bore; even its signature production number, "The Saga of Jenny" is underwhelming. Too bad.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

I have a copy of this film's not all it could be. Had they stuck closer to the original stage script and kept ALL of the music (barely ANY of the original score is in the film!) it could have been something. The performances are all's what they did with the material that is the problem.

Chris Salzman
Chris Salzman

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