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Poster for Dames
Plot: Multi-millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway-Shows. He comes to his relatives families and makes them members of his morale-boosting campaign. But Jimmy, another relative is producing a show, starring Ezra's niece Barbara. But he had bad luck with his backer, this person has given him an invalid check. Another of his victims, the show-girl Mabel has the idea of blackmailing Horace, Barbara's father, whom she has met before in a slightly compromising situation to get the money.
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Awards: 1 win
Director: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Writer: Delmer Daves, Robert Lord
Actors: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
Language: English
Country: United States
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  • Adele says:

    One of the weaker BB entries, but still iconic.

  • Cathy says:

    The laundry scene will haunt me but the number at the end is just sensational!!!!! I like whisper ending too. Kind of sweet. It also goes with the tiptoeing of women loving vs. women objectification going on in my view. And for me it ends on a mysterious but positive tone that way.

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