The Lady in Red (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Lady in Red (1982)




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Pamela Sue Martin goes through the tortures of the damned as Polly Franklin, a farm gal in the Mid-West of the 1930s, who wants to travel to Hollywood to become a star. Heading off to Chicago, she is waylaid by a series of bad breaks: becoming a badly paid working girl; a prisoner in a women's ward; a woman of the streets; and a Chicago gangster who takes up with the infamous John Dillinger (Robert Conrad).


Pamela Sue Martin
as Polly Franklin
Robert Conrad
as John Dillinger
Louise Fletcher
as Anna Sage
Robert Hogan
as Jake Lingle
Laurie Heineman
as Rose Shimkus
Rod Gist
as Pinetop
Peter Hobbs
as Pops Geissler
Alan Vint
as Melvin Purvis
Young Buck
as Hennessey
Mary Woronov
as Woman Bankrobber
Michael Cavanaugh
as Undercover Cop
Arnie Moore
as Trucker
Blackie Dammett
as Immigration Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Lady in Red

All Critics (6)

Sayles aims to create characters and threats, aiming to deal honestly and epically with the lead character's descent into hell. Unfortunately, "The Lady in Red" is a Roger Corman production.

July 10, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

We feel every single emotion Polly feels. We go on this epic journey with Polly. That's why when the film reaches her hard-fought final freeze frame we're all exhausted.

June 22, 2020 | Full Review…

'It hurts,' Polly says, after losing her virgnity to a lying cad; this is her defining comment, and a succinct summation of Sayles' judgment on the screwing that much of America takes every day from the people in charge.

January 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is populist moviemaking, Corman style, courtesy of that old lefty John Sayles.

December 7, 2010 | Full Review…

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