The Stripper
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This routine tale of an aspiring actress on the verge of a sharp decline is directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and features Joanne Woodward in a skillful and engaging portrayal of Lila, the would-be thespian. The setting is a small town in the plains state of Kansas where Lila finds herself stranded when her job falls apart. Thanks to her friend Helen (Clair Trevor) she is not left out in the cold. Helen's household includes only one other person, her adult son Kenny (Richard Beymer) who is captivated by Lila, and the two have a brief, one-night stand. Kenny gets cold feet when it comes to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Franklin Schaffner made his feature directing debut with this grim tale, well acted by Joanne Woodward as a wannabe actress stifled in small-town Kansas."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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