Lady for a Night

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Lady for a Night is a 1942 American drama film starring Joan Blondell and John Wayne.[1] The World War II B-17 bomber the Memphis Belle is named after a steamboat in this film. It is also known as The Lady from New Orleans, Memphis Belle and Lady of New Orleans.

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Lady for a Night
Film poster
Directed byLeigh Jason
Written byGarrett Fort
Produced byAlbert J. Cohen
StarringJoan Blondell
John Wayne
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Edited byErnest J. Nims
Music byDavid Buttolph
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • January 5, 1942 (1942-01-05)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
John Wayne and Blondell.
Colored lobby card circa January 1942.

The social climber female owner of a casino steamboat gains the ownership of plantation, and negotiates her marriage to the previous owner in order to gain entry in the upper class. Her new in-laws resent her, and she survives a poisoning attempt. When her husband is murdered instead, the widow is framed for his murder.