The Lady in Red (1979 film)

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The Lady in Red
Lady in red 1979 poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Lewis Teague
Produced by Julie Corman
Written by John Sayles
Starring Pamela Sue Martin
Robert Conrad
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Daniel Lacambre
Edited by Larry Bock
Ron Medico
Lewis Teague
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date
  • July 1979 (1979-07)
Running time
93 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $400,000[1]
Box office $900,000[2]

The Lady in Red is a 1979 action-drama/romantic film directed by Lewis Teague, and starring Pamela Sue Martin and Robert Conrad.[3] It is an early writing effort of John Sayles who became better known as a director in the 1980s and 1990s.


The film tells the crime story of poor farmer's daughter who leaves for Chicago, where she is sent to prison, serves as prostitute, falls in love with a criminal and finally tries bank robbery.



The soundtrack of this film is notable as the first film score composed by James Horner, who became one of the best known film score composers in Hollywood.


The film was not a big success at the box office. Roger Corman re-released it in 1980 under the title Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin, but it did not fare much better.[2]

On December 17, 2010 Shout! Factory released the title on DVD, packaged as a double feature with Crazy Mama as part of the Roger Corman Cult Classics collection.[4]


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  2. ^ a b Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 169
  3. ^ "The Lady in Red". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Roger Corman's Cult Classics". Shout! Factory. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

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