Lady of Burlesque (also known as The G-String Murders and in the UK, Striptease Lady) is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film, produced by RKO Pictures and directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O’Shea. It is a faithful, if sanitized, adaptation of the 1941 novel The G-String Murders written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee.
After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.
Barbara Stanwyck as Deborah Hoople, aka Dixie Daisy, corresponding to Gypsy Rose Lee’s character in her own book.
Michael O’Shea as Biff Brannigan, the romantic interest
J. Edward Bromberg as S.B. Foss
Iris Adrian as Gee Gee Graham, a worldly showgirl
Gloria Dickson as Dolly Baxter
Victoria Faust as Lolita La Verne
Stephanie Bachelor as The Princess Nirvena
Charles Dingle as Inspector Harrigan
George Chandler as Jake, the prop boy
Marion Martin as Alice Angel
Pete Gordon as Officer Pat Kelly (as Eddie Gordon)
Frank Fenton as Russell Rogers
Pinky Lee as Mandy, a supporting player
Frank Conroy as ‘Stacchi’ Stacciaro
Lew Kelly as The Hermit
Claire Carleton as Sandra