Lady in the Dark (1944)


Liza Elliott is the editor of a successful fashion magazine, but unlucky in love – pursued by three eligible bachelors, none of whom quite fit the bill, she seeks advice from psychiatrist Dr. Brooks, and her explorations of her past act as cues for musical moments.

Director: Mitchell Leisen.
Writers: Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett (screenplay), Moss Hart (based upon the play by), Edward Chodorov (contract writer) (uncredited).
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall, Barry Sullivan, Mischa Auer, Phyllis Brooks, Mary Philips, Edward Fielding, Don Loper, Mary Parker, Catherine Craig, Marietta Canty, Virginia Farmer, Fay Helm.

1945 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color (Ray Rennahan).
1945 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar forĀ Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, ColorĀ (Hans Dreier/Raoul Pene Du Bois/Ray Moyer).
1945 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Robert Emmett Dolan).


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  1. berrygin
    July 11, 2019

    wow, best quality I have seen for this film, many thanks!

  2. Jeff Hanna
    April 20, 2020

    “Ponderous” is a good word to describe this film, but it’s worth watching for the gorgeous technicolor, chic 1944 clothes and hairstyles, and imaginative dream sequences. Jon Hall is fun to look at, and Mischa Auer is a campy delight. Thanks for posting this. Have always been curious to see it.

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