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Ida Lupino - Director

HARD, FAST AND BEAUTIFUL (Ida Lupino, 1951)
... ... No exemplary sports biopic peppered with personal problems and topped with sweet victory, Hard Fast & Beautiful signally refuses to equate life with 'the game'-in this case, tennis. Phenom Fl… Read more

MR GEORGE (Ida Lupino, 1961)
... ... An extraordinarily visually inventive tale of ghosts and greed, Mr George follows the 'efforts of a trio of middle-aged parasites to rid themselves of the little-girl heiress left in their ch… Read more

NEVER FEAR (AKA YOUNG LOVERS) (Ida Lupino, 1950)
... ... Carol Williams is a dancer; Guy Richards, her partner/choreographer. The opening se­quences spotlight a series of professional and private celebrations by the about-to-be-married couple a… Read more

No.5 Checked Out (Ida Lupino, 1955)
In and of itself, No. 5 Checked Out constitutes a compelling case for the viability of the short form in film. Brilliantly acted, superbly crafted, it comes damn close to perfection-a state Lupino's … Read more

NOT WANTED (Elmer Clifton (Ida Lupino uncredited), 1949)
... ... Even though she chose not to take director's credit (she stepped in after Elmer Clifton had a heart attack three days into production). Not Wanted bears the unmistakable stamp of a Lupino fil… Read more

OUTRAGE (Ida Lupino, 1950)
... ... For a film on the then taboo of rape, Lupino's| Outrage opens breezily enough. It's book­keeper heroine Ann (Mala Powers) has a fiance, whose raise assures her happy integration into the … Read more

THE BIGAMIST (Ida Lupino, 1953)
... ... Lupino's last two Filmmakers outings dealt not with adolescent girls but with middle-aged men. In Edmond O'Brien, the perpetually pressured 'middleman' of the 50's, Lupino found the perfect e… Read more

The Bride Who Died Twice (Ida Lupino, 1962)
... ... In the introductory Boris Karloff commentary (the only recurring gimmick of the Thriller series) to The Bride Who Died Twice, there is a surprising insistence on the difficulty of believing t… Read more

THE HITCH-HIKER (Ida Lupino, 1953)
... ... The Hitch-Hiker, considered by many, including Lupino herself, to be her best film, is a classic, tension-packed tour de force thriller about two men (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) in Mex… Read more

The Masks (Ida Lupino, 1964)
"Mr. Jason Foster, a tired ancient who on this particular Mardi Gras evening will. leave the earth. But before departing he has some things to do, some services to perform, s some debts to pay and so… Read more

THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS (Ida Lupino, 1966)
... ... The Trouble With Angels marked Lupino's return to feature-Film direction after a hiatus of 13 years. Beneath its somewhat dubious subject-a comedy about nuns-Angels, like many of Lupino's fil… Read more

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