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Anna Lucasta (1949)

A young woman who is disowned by her alcoholic father turns to prostitution to support herself; her scheming brother-in-law devises a plan to marry her off and make some money in the process.

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Arthur Laurents (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paulette Goddard ... Anna Lucasta
William Bishop ... Rudolf Strobel
John Ireland ... Danny Johnson
Oskar Homolka ... Joe Lucasta
Broderick Crawford ... Frank
Will Geer ... Noah
Gale Page ... Katie
Mary Wickes ... Stella
Whit Bissell ... Stanley
Lisa Golm Lisa Golm ... Theresa
James Brown ... Buster
Dennie Moore ... Blanche
Anthony Caruso ... Eddie
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Storyline

Anna Lucasta (Paulette Goddard)is disowned by her cruel father, Joe Lucasta (Oskar Homolka) and turns into a disillusioned, despondent and wayward girl who becomes a prostitute and sinks to the depths of degradation. But she is reclaimed and reformed by the man she marries, Rudolf Strobel (William Bishop). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna Lucasta - sataman morsian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Security Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The title role was originally slated for Susan Hayward. See more »

Connections

Version of Anna Lucasta (1977) See more »

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A story about dignity
17 September 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

While this story was remade by United Artists nine years later with Earth Kitt taking over the title role (and Eartha is quite good), I prefer this earlier version. Why? Probably because Paulette Goddard is an unsung goddess. Such calm, grace and glamour– she is very self-assured and gives the role of a prostitute something lesser talents would never give it: dignity.

Broderick Crawford is also very good, a year before ALL THE KING'S MEN. And Mary Wickes has a decent supporting part, a chance to really act minus the usual wisecracks. Plus John Ireland provides eye candy which never hurt anyone.


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