The Gay Lady (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Gay Lady is better known by its British title, Trottie True. Jean Kent stars as Trottie, a turn-of-the-century British music-hall performer who works her way up the ladder from chorus girl to headliner. As her fame increases, Trottie has no time for true love, preferring instead the attentions of men of nobility and wealth who can advance her career. But it's not enough, and at the end Trottie trots back to her husband. Based on the play by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon, The Gay Lady is best seen in its original Technicolor British release version, which unlike some American prints leaves most of the musical numbers intact.

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actor, aristocracy, English [nationality], forbidden-love, love, music, nobility, opposite, rags-to-riches, romance, songwriter, stars [celebrities], wedding