Hedy Lamarr: Dishonored Lady/Strange Woman
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DISHONORED LADY: This is a wonderful film in which Hedy displays a range of emotions including tipsy. She is a good actress and is totally gorgeous as a NYC "modern woman" with a promiscuity problem, she's a "user" and hangs out with other "users", she becomes despondent. Through the provedential intervention of a wise shrink, one wonders if she will overcome it and find true happiness as a simple doctor's wife -- or revert to life as a well-paid, hi-fashion magazine editor. She is also involved in a murder investigation and suspicions turn her way. Watch for Margaret Hamilton. The Story is a "5" Picture quality is about a "4" its not perfect but completely watchable and enjoyable, the night scenes are a little dark, but all others have good contrast with no noticable artifacts or blotches. The sound is very good, its even & steady and when you turn the volume up it does'nt hiss. The VCI Double Feature disc is a real bargain just for this movie alone, BUT look you also have---
STRANGE WOMAN: This stars Hedy Lamarr as well as George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart, Hillary Brooke, Rhys Williams, June Story, Moroni Olsen, Olive Blakeney, Kathleen Lockhart, Alan Napier, Dennis Hoey. The plot begins in Bangor Main in 1824 with Jennie Hagar as a child of about 8 at a swimming hole with some other childern all speaking with California accents. Then the next scene is of Jennie played by Hedy with a foreign accent, noticably missing in the whole town is Main accents, but then this is the charm of old movies. Hedy plays a manipulative temptress who marries a much older man out of need. She plays a range of emotions in this drama.Read more ›
I saw this on a very poor VHS transfer (not purchased through Amazon). The script is wonderful - a bit melodramatic, the casting is great, but the post production aspects, especially the music are a real disappointment because Hedy shines in this film with HER FINEST ACTING WORK ON FILM. In another role that is complex and real in its portrayal of a "party girl" trying to straighten out her life, her self, when she becomes a murder suspect.
This is a real "slice of time" film in that it deals with women who were working, "like men" who "thought like men" i.e. enjoied and wanted careers; which was considered a real social problem at the time as men came back from the war and wanted their jobs back. Women were meanwhile enjoing the freedom of having their own jobs their own independence, and this was seen as transgressive, especially if the woman, like this one, was also sexually liberated.
The script hits all these notes appropriately, but the awful operatic music hammers away. Fortunately, that wasn't on the set. Hedy gives a layered, thoughtful, and - a rarity - a relaxed, humorous, and joyful performance. She has a "drunk scene" that is playful and completely real, a very subtly funny portrayal of being "pleasantly inebriated." All this makes me think this must be who she truly was. She had just finished a film she had fought for, and was working on this fantastic character who liked working and was interested in science (as she was herself).Read more ›
The image quality of this Triton DVD is good. While not up to Criterion or tier 1 studio quality it is very watchable. Most of the image is semi-crisp. I did not notice alot of hiss, though there is some. On "Strange Woman" there is one part lasting 1-2 minutes where there is a loud hum.
Overall this is a very good buy. You get two movies with the beautiful Lamarr(she turns her head, lifts her eyes and a man would do anything). The quality is better than average. The plots and acting are great.
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It was hard to enjoy Dishonored Lady because there was so much background noise. Also the product description said that there were subtitles but there were none. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
PROVERBS 5.4 STRANGE WOMAN, SHE IS A BITTER AS WORMWOOD SHARPER AS TWO EDGE SWORD. GET BORN AGAIN GET BAPTIZED IN JESUS NAME READ GALATIONS 5.19, 20 REVELATION 21. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JESUS LOVES YOU
The mastering is obviously not Criterion or big studio quality, but it is pretty darn good for the price. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Randall P. Melville
'Dishonored Lady' is my favorite Hedy film. She was instrumental in producing this feature, and interestingly (according to 'Ecstasy and Me') she persuaded her ex-husband, Jon... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Terry Seale
Muddled stories and except for Hedy,indifferent acting,particularly from Sanders.Published 10 months ago
I was pleasantly surprised when I ordered this movie as it was a double disk and both movies very good!Published on March 20, 2014 by angela kaiser
Seems like a lot of beginners in their first or only movie. Plots were thin and they added a lot of local music "talent" as fillers to stretch it out. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Rick from Columbus