Directed by Mitchell Leisen
A former costume designer, Leisen was a natural to adapt the hit 1941 musical, with songs by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, about a troubled woman fashion editor who undergoes psychoanalysis. At the time, Lady in the Dark’s story was a revolutionary idea and it remains a fascinating Technicolor artifact of Freud’s grip on Hollywood and the culture’s panic over women entering the workforce.
Paramount. Producer: Richard Bluementhal. Screenwriter: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett. Based on the musical play with book by Moss Hart, and music and lyrics by Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin. Cinematographer: Ray Rennahan. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall.
35mm, Technicolor, 100 min.