Sarong Girl (1943)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Moving slightly up the poverty-row ladder from PRC to Monogram, Burlesque queen Ann Corio starred in the musical comedy Sarong Girls. Corio is cast as stripteaser Dixie Barlow, who manages to avoid a prison sentence when her attorney Gil Gailord (Damian O'Flynn) claims that she's the sole support of her gray-haired old mother. Problem is, Dixie's mother is long gone, forcing Gil to find a substitute -- which he does in the person of retirement-home resident Mattie (Mary Gordon). Meanwhile, Dixie plans vengeance on Jefferson Baxter (Henry Kolker) the self-styled reformer responsible for her arrest. With the help of the no-nonsense Mattie, Dixie eventually cools down and finds true love with Baxter's son Jeff (Bill Henry). Genuinely funny comedy relief is provided by Monogram regulars Tim & Irene Ryan and Mantan Moreland.

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punishment, arrest, burlesque, burlesque-queen, con/scam, elderly, identity, impersonation, lawyer, mother, police, probation, revenge, scheme, son, sympathy, trial [courtroom], woman