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Lured (1947)




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Lucille Ball is an American taxi-dancer living in London whose roommate has disappeared. The missing girl had left to answer a job offer in the "personal" column of the Times...just like several other women who've vanished without a trace. Scotland Yard detective George Zucco suggests that Ball answer the personals herself in hopes trapping the killer. She crosses the paths of several eccentrics, including deranged artist Boris Karloff, who for a brief time is the prime suspect. The actual culprit, a sex murderer, is the least likely and most helpful of Ball's contacts -- a fact that she learns almost too late.

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Lucille Ball
as Sandra Carpenter
George Sanders
as Robert Fleming
Charles Coburn
as Inspector Temple
Cedric Hardwicke
as Julian Wilde
Alan Mowbray
as Maxwell
George Zucco
as Officer Barrett
Joseph Calleia
as Dr. Moryani
Tanis Chandler
as Lucy Barnard
Alan Napier
as Inspector Gordon
Robert Coote
as Officer Barret
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Miller
Sam Harris
as Old Man at Concert Asking for Whiskey
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Critic Reviews for Lured

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The picture is too busy with laughs to worry much about chills, but no one ought to complain about that.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The juxtaposition between [humor] and the grimmer elements such as forensic examinations ... feels super, super weird, but the film remains compelling for plenty of other reasons that can smooth out the jarring switches.

February 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The plot is wonderfully knotty, Lucille Ball is appropriately spunky, and there's a scene-stealing turn by horror heavy George Zucco, atypically cast as a crossword-loving cop.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A lustrous essay on the alluring trapdoors of the romantic image

February 14, 2010 | Full Review…

A decent thriller about a hunt for a serial killer.

March 5, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lured


Having been a huge fan of I Love Lucy, it was intrigue that led me to watch her play a sexy, sassy dancer; which she played quite well. In a not so orginal plot of a serial killer in Scotland Yard, this film was dark, sophisticated, and well-acted. Ball is lured into helping the police find the poet serial killer, who has supposedly been killing off attractive dancers. She meets many strange characters in her journey to find the real killer, such as Karloff, who has a way too short role as a crazy former dress designer. George Sanders was superb as the sophisticated playboy, who must have been the model for the rich, yuppie snobs in later films. Ball falls in love with Sanders, but is he the killer? Great who-done-it that leaves you guessing until the last 15 minutes or so.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

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odd to say the least, but lucy is full of sass and where else are you going to see her and boris karloff teamed.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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