The Notorious Bettie Page

Synopsis: Portrait of an American innocent. In 1955, Bettie Page (1923-2008 ) waits to testify before a Senate subcommittee investigating the effects of pornographic material on American adolescents and juveniles. In flashbacks, we see her childhood in Tennessee, a brief marriage, a gang rape, and her going to New York City in 1949. There she takes acting lessons, models for photos, and acts in short films for adults, earning the nickname, "The Pin-Up Queen of the Universe." We see her relationship with merchants Irving and Paula Klaw, photographers John Willie and Bunny Yeager, boyfriends, and the public. Through it all, she is wholesome, sporting, and forthright - Eve before the fall.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Mary Harron
Production: Picturehouse
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

- Did you write that?

- Yes, I did.

I'm on the debating team.

Got to memorize it by Friday.

I'd like to debate you


You're probably

a lot smarter than me,

- but I bet I could put up a good fight.

- That's very interesting.

I was never

much for studying.

They just passed me in school

so I could play ball.


Yeah, I've seen you play...

- against Hume-Fogg.

- That's right.

You're a good ballplayer.

Yes, I am.

I'm a good dancer too.

- How good are you?

- I know a few steps.

If you come out with me,

I'll show you.

- Well, I'd like to, but...

- Better hurry up.

You're gonna

run out of time.

- I signed up.

- You're going overseas?

That's right...

the army.

Well, my mother doesn't

approve of dating.

That's a shame.

That's a darn shame.

You tell your mother

Billy Neal would like to take you out.

Maybe I will.

I'm gonna marry

that girl.

No, you ain't gonna marry her.

Everybody wants that gal.

I don't know.

I'm gonna marry her.

Let's see

if I can get this right.

- Oh.

- Whoo.

See you Monday.

I bet it'd look

good on you too.

It's a beautiful

night out, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

Say, do you

like dancing?

My buddy and his girl

are going dancing,

and they invited me

along and I'm starting

to feel like a third wheel.

I really could use a date.

Well, I do like dancing.

Love to dance, in fact.

Well, my... my friends

are just up the block.

I'd be thrilled

if you'd come with us.

Yeah, I think I will

if you don't mind.


- My name's Scotty.

- Bettie.

- Nice to meet you.

- Nice to meet you.

Thanks so much.

Have you been

to the Victory Ballroom?

I love to go there

on a Friday night.

The band really cooks.

And I'd just bet you can really dance,

can't you?

Well, I like to dance.

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Mary Harron

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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