Lady in the Dark. 1944. USA. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. 100 min.
Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Moss Hart. With Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall. Stripped of most of its Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin score, Moss Hart’s Broadway hit reached Hollywood just as psychoanalysis was becoming the rage in Beverly Hills. Rogers is a sexually repressed fashion editor searching for the roots of her neurosis with the help of a handsome shrink (Sullivan); competing for her attention are her married publisher (Baxter), her irreverent assistant (Milland) and a visiting Hollywood hunk (Hall). A former production designer, director Mitchell Leisen puts his all into the inevitable dream sequences, shot in extravagant Technicolor. 35mm.