- Based on the novel "The G-String Murders" by Gypsy Rose Lee
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 16, 2002
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The electric Barbara Stanwyck brings her acting and dancing talents to the murder mystery based on Gypsy Rose Lee's bestseller, The G-String Murders. Stanwyck stars as Dixie Daisy, the latest stripping sensation. She manages to stay clear of backstage bickering and hold off the advances of fellow performer Biff Brannigan (Michael O'Shea) until a fellow stripper is found strangled by her own g-string. When a second victim is found strangled, Dixie looks like a suspect, and must join together with Brannigan to find the real killer.
Arthur Lange's music score received an Academy Award nomination. One of the film's highlights is Stanwyck's rendition of "Take It Off The E-String" -complete with bumps and grinds.
The behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a burlesque show set the stage for this mixture of comedy, music, sex appeal, and murder. While sardonic comedian Biff Brannigan (Michael O'Shea) constantly hits on lead stripper Dixie Daisy (Barbara Stanwyck), she continually rejects his lascivious advances. She, after all, is too busy thinking about her potential stardom. Meanwhile, as the characters who populate Biff and Dixie's workplace reveal ugly competitive streaks, someone is found strangled with a G-string. Then a second victim falls prey to the mysterious killer. Biff and Dixie soon realize that they have only each other to trust in the search for the killer's identity. William Wellman's usual outstanding direction, along with lush production numbers, keeps the whole thing sprightly. The film's music was justly nominated for an Academy Award for Best Score. The story is based on the novel THE G-STRING MURDERS by Gypsy Rose Lee.