Dishonored Lady Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder. Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!
Dishonored Lady I must admit I have been a Hedy Lamarr fan since “Algiers”, which was a great big hit back in 1938, so I do not understand some reviewers here saying, unfortunately, most of her movies are “forgettable”. She was one actress that one can just go and admire her looks. Other gorgeous actress’s, and there were plenty, never given me that same effect. As for her other ‘unforgettable’ films she was fine in “H.M Pulham, esq.”, “Comrade X”, “Tortilla Flat”,”Experiment Perilous”, and “The Strange Woman”.In all her roles, someone, the leading man, feature players always had to comment on her beauty…like we had to be reminded. I never heard those attributes given to other leading actress’s of that period…Rita, Gene and etc. So there must have been a reason for her to get that title of ‘the most beautiful woman in films”. Aside from her looks, I always thought she was a fine actress, and a fine comedienne, when given such roles, which were few… . In this movie, she had one ‘drunken’ scene that I thought she was great. I actually believed she was ‘high’. it was the scene in the night club where she was suppose to help her gossipy ex-coworker. It’s not easy to portray someone that is ‘high’ on a few drinks..one can actually see when one is overdoing it. Another trivia …it took another studio, Paramount, to put her in a Technicolor movie, “Samson & Delilah” for the first time after being at MGM, since 1938…11 years later. During that same period, Betty Grable was making technicolor movies, one after another musical and Dorothy Lamour with her Jungle roles.