The Imperfect Lady (1947)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this improbable romantic drama set in Gay Nineties London, a member of Parliament jeopardizes his career when he falls in love with a music hall dancer. When his stodgy older brother finds out about the affair, he sternly counsels the dancer to jilt her lover, lest she damage his political career. Not wanting to hurt her beloved, she leaves him and goes back to the dancehall. Unfortunately, trouble begins one night when the police mistake her for a hooker. She flees and ends up hiding in the apartment of a concert pianist. He has his own troubles when he is arrested for a murder he did not commit. Only the dancer can prove him innocent, but he doesn't know how to find her. While the police begin a city-wide search for the girl, her true-love decides he loves her more than politics and proposes to her. She joyfully accepts. The next day, a formal announcement and picture of the happy couple appears in the newspaper. The police find and question her, but she, fearful that a scandal could jeopardize her nuptials, denies ever having seen the pianist. His case goes to court and things look bleak until the girl finds her courage and shows up to clear his name. Fortunately, her confession generates a happy ending all around.



alibi, apartment, arrest, brother, career, community, concert, concert-pianist, court [law], dance [art], emotion, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, forbidden-love, guilt, high-society, love, marriage, mother, music-hall, newspaper, Parliament, pawnbroker, piano, police, politician, prostitute/prostitution, questioning [police interrogation], scandal, Spain, stage, trial [courtroom], Victorian