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


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