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Queen of Burlesque (1946)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Music | 24 July 1946 (USA)
Reporter Steve Hurley is happy when he hears that Crystal McCoy, star of the burlesque show, is to be replaced by her predecessor, Dolly Devoe. Steve hopes Crystal will marry him and give ... See full summary »


Sam Newfield


David Lang (original screenplay), Arthur St. Claire (additional dialogue)




Cast overview:
Evelyn Ankers ... Crystal McCoy
Carleton G. Young ... Steve Hurley
Marion Martin ... Lola Cassell
Craig Reynolds ... Joe Nolan
Rose La Rose Rose La Rose ... Blossom Terrain
Emory Parnell ... Police Insp. Tom Crowley
Murray Leonard Murray Leonard ... Chick Malloy
Nolan Leary ... Pop -Stage Doorman
Gordon B. Clarke Gordon B. Clarke ... Singer / Actor (as Gordon Clark)
Alice Fleming ... Annie Morris
Jacqueline Dalya ... Dolly DeVoe
Charles 'Red' Marshall Charles 'Red' Marshall ... Johnson (as Red Marshall)
David Fresco ... Mac - Stage Manager
Charles King ... Dugan


Reporter Steve Hurley is happy when he hears that Crystal McCoy, star of the burlesque show, is to be replaced by her predecessor, Dolly Devoe. Steve hopes Crystal will marry him and give up the stage. But Crystal is unhappy about it, as is show manager Joe Nolan, for he also likes her. It is obvious that he is being forced to put Dolly back in the show. And there is also Blossom Terraine who wants the star role and is using her suitor Chick Malloy, the comedian of the show to back her. Dolly arrives in a snit and immediately starts a quarrel with Crystal. And Dolly's day gets worse when Lola Cassell shows up and accuses Dolly of having driven to suicide the man they both loved. Dolly's bad day ends when Annie, the wardrobe woman who idolizes Crystal, finds her strangled body in a dressing room trunk. The first person Inspector Crowley suspects is Chick, for he had been overheard in an incriminating conversation with Blossom. Then he turns to Crystal, as the result of a threat she had... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thrills and Tears of Backstage Queens... To the Rhythm of Gay Music!


Action | Drama | Music | Mystery








Release Date:

24 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Königin der Revue See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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How Can I Tell You
Written by Gene Lucas and Al Stewart
Sung by Evelyn Ankers
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Queen of Burlesque
27 May 2018 | by trimboliceliaSee all my reviews

OK mid 40's burlesque house murder-mystery. Pretty much a remake of the far better Lady of Burlesque. Burlesque queens are dropping like flies, being murdered by any one of several working at the grind house. The musical and dance numbers are typical 40's mild. The lead suspect is the main headliner. The acting is adequate. Evelyn Ankers plays the lead burlesquer. She seems too refined an actress to be believable as a Gypsy Rose Lee character. Still, a nice time-passer. The quality of the Mr. Fat-W Video DVD-R is pretty good. The picture quality is pretty clear. Recommended for fans of this genre

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