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      Mary Lou

      Released Jan 23, 1948 1 hr. 5 min. Musical Romance List
      Reviews 80% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score A former airline stewardess becomes the new singer for a traveling nightclub band, but problems arise when the group's previous crooner demands her old job back. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Corny & cheesy, almost unbearable. Its musical numbers are really wonderful however. Israeli Cinema (or TV series)'s open, easy & comfortable attitude towards similar subjects should be highly appreciated. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Itâ(TM)s a long time since Iâ(TM)ve been so thoroughly and positively surprised by a movie. A 150 minute musical about a young gay man coming of age, Israeli pop songs, flat cinematography and oh so many drag queens and their show numbers. Thatâ(TM)s what âMary Louâ? is, and thatâ(TM)s why I thought I would hate it. But I didnâ(TM)t. Because underneath all the clumsy execution and all the endless clichà (C)s there is a script that kicks ass. The story is structured beautifully, delivering surprise after surprise while still keeping it all plausible. âMary Louâ? also truly works as a coming of age film, bringing a young manâ(TM)s quest for a mother who deserted him to the surface forcefully and honestly. Truly touching stuff. And even as the cinematic elements limb and the pop music refuses to offer variety, the acting stays top notch. If âfabulous gay musicalsâ? can be like this, I think I might have to say goodbye to my prejudice against them. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Lewis San Francisco Chronicle From its joyously rambunctious opening number to its bittersweet yet ultimately uplifting finale, a catchy song is never far away, but neither is a deep, universal thought to keep you on your toes. Rated: 4/4 Sep 15, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A former airline stewardess becomes the new singer for a traveling nightclub band, but problems arise when the group's previous crooner demands her old job back.
      Director
      Arthur Dreifuss
      Screenwriter
      M. Coates Webster
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 23, 1948, Original