Legs (film)

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  • Drama
  • Musical
Written by
Directed by Jerrold Freedman
Music by Lee Holdridge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Gregory Harrison
Cinematography Allen Daviau
Editor(s) Anthony Redman
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) The Catalina Production Group
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release
  • May 2, 1983 (1983-05-02)

Legs is a 1983 American made-for-television musical drama film starring Shanna Reed, Deborah Geffner, Lawrence Leritz, David Marshall Grant, Maureen Teefy, and Gwen Verdon.[1] It was directed by Jerrold Freedman and written by Freedman and Brian Garfield.[2][3] The film was retitled Rockettes for its UK video release.

This film was Gwen Verdon's television film debut[4] and using the talents of the 1982 Rockettes was partially filmed on stage at Radio City Music Hall. The film had several public screenings there prior to its television release.[5]


The film follows three women, Lisa (Shanna Reed), Terry (Deborah Geffner), and Melissa (Maureen Teefy), who are auditioning in front of chroegrapher Maureen Comly (Gwen Verdon) hoping to fill the one open spot in the chorus line of the famous US precision dance company, The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.




  1. ^ Fred Rothenberg, Associated Press (May 2, 1983). "ABC Salutes Ladies in the Line". Observer-Reporter. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jerry Buck, Associated Press (May 2, 1983). "Sheree North Stars in 'Legs' Monday on ABC". The Lewiston Daily Sun. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Sherwood, Rick (August 30, 1984). "'Legs', ABC at 8 PM". Star-News. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wire Service Reports (April 29, 1983). "She will be Right at Home in 'Legs'". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ staff. "Legs (1983), Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 

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