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Lured

Released Sep 5, 1947 1h 42m Mystery & Thriller List
100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 70% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Sandra Carpenter (Lucille Ball) is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple (Charles Coburn), a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help. But complications arise when Sandra becomes engaged to a nightclub owner. Read More Read Less
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James Agee TIME Magazine The picture is too busy with laughs to worry much about chills, but no one ought to complain about that. Feb 27, 2018 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand This stylish Victorian melodrama/murder mystery is less a thriller than a witty cat-and-mouse game played with both the audience and the target. Mar 8, 2024 Full Review Austin Trunick Under the Radar The juxtaposition between [humor] and the grimmer elements such as forensic examinations ... feels super, super weird, but the film remains compelling for plenty of other reasons that can smooth out the jarring switches. Feb 28, 2017 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing The plot is wonderfully knotty, Lucille Ball is appropriately spunky, and there's a scene-stealing turn by horror heavy George Zucco, atypically cast as a crossword-loving cop. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 17, 2016 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion A lustrous essay on the alluring trapdoors of the romantic image Feb 14, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A decent thriller about a hunt for a serial killer. Rated: B- Mar 5, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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harwee h Typical 40s thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Alec B Ball is so delightfully dry and witty here (the screenplay is good but she's so natural it almost doesn't matter) and the police procedural plot is compelling. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Audience Member Lucy Balls best role Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review j f Number 504 for 2023 enough characters? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Matthew R Great film noir! Lucille Ball can act! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/04/22 Full Review Audience Member Not bad. There is some guesswork required by the viewer to solve this mystery about a serial killer. The comedic element takes away from the drama, but it still works. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Sandra Carpenter (Lucille Ball) is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple (Charles Coburn), a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help. But complications arise when Sandra becomes engaged to a nightclub owner.
Director
Douglas Sirk
Producer
James Nasser
Screenwriter
Leo Rosten
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Hunt Stromberg Productions
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 5, 1947, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 4, 2016
Runtime
1h 42m
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