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The Lady in Red

Released 1979
Distributor New World Pictures

The star-crossed life of Polly Hamilton, erstwhile girlfriend of doomed mobster John Dillinger, is dramatized in a low-budget but nevertheless engrossing dustbowl drama courtesy of director Lewis Teague. The exemplary cast and crew include Louise Fletcher as a bordello madam, music by James Horner (his third score) and John Sayles who contributes a typically imaginative and empathetic script. Look for essential character actors Christopher Lloyd, Robert Forster and Dick Miller in supporting parts, but don’t look for much in the way of accurate period detail.

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About Julie Corman

Julie Corman has producing credits on over 35 films, starting with Marty Scorsese’s Boxcar Bertha in the 1970’s. She has worked with: Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Joe Dante, Martin Sheen, Catherine Hardwicke, Charles Grodin, Phil Hartman, Barbara Hershey, and David Carradine, among others. In the 1970’s, Corman and her husband’s (film legend Roger Corman ) New World Pictures, of which she is Executive VP, became one of the most successful independent production and distributions companies ever. The company produced and distributed over 200 films and distributed a slate of prestigious international films by such acclaimed directors as: Truffaut, Bergman, Schlondorff, Fellini and Kurosawa. In 2000 Corman became Chair of the Graduate Film Department at NYU. She has lectured at universities all over the world and been on the juries of many film festivals. She has been honored with life achievement awards at several festivals and by the USC Film School. She is particularly proud of her family films, including two based on the Newbery award winning novels, “Hatchet” and “The Westing Game”. Corman is listed in “Who’s Who in the World”.