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The Stripper (1963)

Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ... See full summary »

Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner)

Writers:

William Inge (play), Meade Roberts
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Joanne Woodward ... Lila Green
Richard Beymer ... Kenny Baird
Claire Trevor ... Helen Baird
Carol Lynley ... Miriam Caswell
Robert Webber ... Ricky Powers
Louis Nye ... Ronnie Cavendish
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Madame Olga
Michael J. Pollard ... Jelly
Sondra Blake ... Edwina (as Sondra Kerr)
Susan Brown ... Mrs. Mulvaney
Marlene De Lamater Marlene De Lamater ... Sandra Mulvaney
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Dizzy
Ralph Lee Ralph Lee ... Sonny
Bing Russell ... Mr. Mulvaney
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Storyline

Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbors, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seems well, until Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another. Written by Kelly

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The story of a girl...And the Men who led her to become "The Stripper"

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman in July See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Warren Beatty was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "A Loss of Roses" (Original title of play) as Kenny. See more »

Quotes

Lila Green: I don't need you, Ricky, because someone has just shown me that he cares enough about me to make me care about myself. I've got me and me can take me wherever me wants to go!
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Connections

Referenced in American Pickers: Fill'er Up (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Twistin' Baby
(uncredited)
Written by Lionel Newman and Jonathan Hughes
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maybe Joanne Woodward is the main point
17 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

At first glance, "The Stripper" looks like eye candy: a cute young sideshow woman gets dumped by her manager and takes up with a local woman and her son, thereby developing a relationship with the son. But I do think that there was more to the movie than just that (if only a little more). In the lead role, Joanne Woodward gravitates between insecure and self-standing, not about to take from anyone. She does as good a job here as she did in "The Three Faces of Eve". Claire Trevor also does quite well as the woman taking Woodward in, but many of the characters come across somewhat silly as teen rebels. It seemed to me like Richard Beymer was channeling his role as Tony from "West Side Story" (although Carol Lynley and Michael J. Pollard weren't bad).

Anyway, "The Stripper" is a movie worth seeing. And if I may say so, Joanne Woodward was really hot in some of those clothes! Also starring Gypsy Rose Lee. I bet that no one imagined that director Franklin Schaffner would later direct the likes of "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "Papillon" and "The Boys from Brazil".

PS: Not that this really relates to anything, but right after I finished watching this movie last night, Joanne Woodward's husband Paul Newman was the guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman"!


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