LULU BELLE
1948 / 86:00 / B/W / Drama/ Musical
Director: Leslie Fenton
Starring: Dorothy Lamour, George Montgomery, Albert Dekker
SYNOPSIS:
Dorothy Lamour is sultry Lulu Belle, a saloon-girl in Natchez, Mississippi, who has a way with a pleasing song, (and men). She wants up and out, and the best way to get there is with the help of a convenient man. George Montgomery is convenient, though married and a rising young lawyer, none of which seems to bother Lulu. George ruins his life to help Lulu to the next step, where she dumps him for a boxer. The boxer is dumped for a gambler, who in turn is dumped for a millionaire railroad tycoon. This finally gets her to where she wants to be: rich and singing on Broadway. But it doesn't end so well for sultry Lulu. Realizing, too late, that she loved good old George all along, she refuses the millionaire's proposal for marriage to return to Natchez. Lulu is wounded and the millionaire is killed when his wife erupts in a violent fit of jealousy and rage. George sensibly returns to Mississippi, alone, resigned to the fact that there really is nothing but trouble with Lulu.
REVIEWS:
"Miss Lamour gives considerable life to her title role. She also sells four tunes with a sultry personality, and songs listen well. Henry Rusell cleffed "I'd Be Lost If I Ever Lost You, "Sweetie Pie" and the title tune." 16 June 1948 Variety
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