Eadie Was a Lady

Eadie Was a Lady is a 1945 American musical comedy.[1]

Eadie Was a Lady
Directed byArthur Dreifuss
Produced byMichael Kraike
StarringAnn Miller
Joe Besser
William Wright
CinematographyBurnett Guffey
Edited byJames Sweeney
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 23, 1945 (1945-01-23) (United States)
Running time
67 mins.
CountryUnited States


Eadie Allen is a student at Glen Moor College and the niece of a wealthy Boston socialite (Aunt Priscilla) in Back Bay. She has secretly taken a new job as a dancer in a seedy burlesque house where her talents are eventually recognized and she is given larger roles on the stage show by the manager, Tommy Foley. At the same time, Eadie is preparing a dance number for the college's annual Greek festival. All of these time conflicts cause her grades to slip, so she pressures Pamela Parker, a classmate, into doing her schoolwork for her. A series of hijinks where Eadie's double life is almost discovered by the dean of the college (Dean Flint) leads her to hand Tommy her resignation from the burlesque bar. Tommy convinces Eadie to perform one last time at a hotel. Catching wind of this, Eadie's jealous and jilted former co-dancer (Rose Allure) arranges for the police to raid the performance. The raid leads to both Eadie and Dean Flint being implicated in participation with the lewd event, and this almost has them expelled from their respective positions in the college. Rose confesses to Tommy that she set up the raid, and so Tommy disguises himself as the head of the Athens Art Theater, "Professor Nozoros." He uses this pretense to defend both the dean and Eadie to the board of director of Glen Moor, by saying that they were at the burlesque performance to perform research for the Greek festival. The ruse works, and Eadie and Dean Flint are exonerated.[2][3]



  1. ^ Bruce Eder (2014). "Eadie Was a Lady (1945)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Eadie Was a Lady". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  3. ^ Eadie Was a Lady (1945), retrieved 2021-04-01

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