Lulu Belle

Lulu Belle

Leslie Fenton (1948)

83min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is a tougher-than-usual melodrama, which marked an attempt to change Dorothy Lamour's screen image: the amoral chanteuse she plays here is as far removed from the popular saronged lovelies of the Road series as it's possible to be. Unfortunately, such a character is hard to like, though today's more cynical audiences might be better disposed to Lulu's manner of dealing with anyone who gets in her way. Lamour's early career as a singer provides her with real insights into the role and she proves how good an actress she could be with the right material, but she's not helped by the bland performance of leading man George Montgomery and the routine direction of British-born Leslie Fenton, taking a break between his Alan Ladd flicks Saigon and Whispering Smith. Still, Lamour fans shouldn't miss this rare screening.

Cast & Crew

Lulu Belle Dorothy Lamour
George Davis George Montgomery
Mark Brady Albert Dekker
Harry Randolph Otto Kruger
Molly Benson Glenda Farrell
Butch Cooper Greg McClure
Mrs Randolph Charlotte Wynters
Director Leslie Fenton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Some violenceAvailable on: DVD
Drama