Ladies of the Chorus (Columbia 1949, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks)

Ladies of the Chorus

Marilyn Monroe is the main attraction in light musical romance Ladies of the Chorus; she plays a chorus girl who meets a wealthy socialite and falls for him. Her mom (with whom she shares the stage) refuses to give the romance a green light. Eventually it becomes known that the mother fell for the same man several years earlier.

Very young and beautiful, Monroe had yet to develop the screen personality she would become known for; nevertheless, her talents are very much apparent in this film, her second appearance on screen.

After appearing in Ladies of the Chorus Monroe was dropped by Columbia Pictures when they failed to renew her contract.

Songs include Every Baby Needs A Da Da Daddy,” “Anyone Can Tell I Love You,” “Crazy For You,” “You’re Never Too Old.””

Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant, Bill Edwards, Eddie Garr, Steve Geray, Myron Healey, Adele Jergens,

Director: Phil Karlson
Producer: Harry Romm
Director of Photography: Frank Redman
Editor: Richard Fantl
Composer: Mischa Bakaleinekoff, Lester Lee, Alan Roberts
Screenwriter: Joseph Carole, Harry Sauber
Art Director: Robert Peterson

USA / Columbia / 61 minutes / 1949 black and white

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