Lady of Burlesque (1943): Wellman’s Thriller Musical, Starring Stanwyck as Stripper

In this entertaining thriller-musical, directed by William Wellman, Barbara Stanwyck plays a tough stripper who is determined to find out who is the killer of people backstage at the burlesque house.

The tale is based on Gypsy Rose Lee’s The G-String Murders.

The secondary cast includes Michael O’Shea and Pinky Lee.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Scoring of Dramatic or Musical Picture: Arthur Lange

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner was Alfred Newman for The Song of Bernadette.