Some films have been rated as to their corset-visibility, using little 's.
One denotes little corsetry, while is a VERY GOOD corset-film.
Films with "lacing" scenes are denoted with "Lacing".
Films with corsets UNDER gowns only are denoted with "Gowns".
Obviously, these ratings have little to do with a critical evaluation of the film itself.
Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
All copyrights are respected.
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THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S
"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES
1999---- THE JACK BULL (CORA REDDING)
The usual saloon prostitutes and one tender scene..
JACKIE CHAN'S PROJECT A2 Cantonese -
Hong Kong (MAGGIE CHEUNG &
SEVERAL CLIPS PLUS TWO VIDCLIPS
Eastern interpretation of the Victorian Era.
2000----JACK OF ALL TRADES (ANGELA DOTCHIN)
(Ms. Dotchin) wears a lace-up corset underneath her costume. It is a very heavily boned garment made out of a heavy cotton covered with a decorative silk layer which may have embroidery
or some other decoration on it. The corset laces up. On top of that her dresses are very structured and they’re also boned.
In terms of how it feels for Angela to be inside that costume, it’s probably not that far away from how it would have been in those times. The costumes are pretty constricting. We have to
develop them a little bit in order to give the freedom of movement that’s required by the action that’s part of her role, which isn’t the kind of thing that a lady of that time would probably
indulge in. Her daywear dress with the lacy sleeves came about also because of the action requirements. She needs arm movement and the nature of her other really structured dresses mean
that she can’t lift her arms very high.
2006----JANE EYRE --TVM (RUTH WILSON) Publicity shot
This page includes
an item headed Make That Bonnet Work For You! Or Ruth Wilson's
Guide to Surviving a Costume Drama,
in which Ms. Wilson includes some
tips about corsets.
One short visible corset scene
1980---- THE JANE MANSFIELD STORY--TVM (LONI ANDERSON)
|1995----Lacing JEFFERSON IN PARIS (GWYNETH PALTROW) VidClip|
1975----Gowns --TVS JENNIE: LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL (LEE REMICK) More on this Stillclips VidClip #2
2010----JERRY COTTON (MÓNICA CRUZ) Stillclip
JEZEBEL (BETTE DAVIS)
2003----DER JOB SIENES LEBENS German TVM (KATHARINA THALBACH)
Wife finds a nice corset in another person's apartment the couple is watching
while the owner is
on vacation. She greets her husband dressed in the corset with a robe and
high heels when
he comes home from work. Later, she is again seen in the same corset - it appears she has discovered a corset's benefit! VIDCLIP
2003---- Gowns JOHNNY ENGLISH (TASHA de VASCONCELOS & NATALIE IMBRUGLIA)
At the beginning there is a short scene in which the main protagonist meets a beautiful woman who wears a side-laced corset dress. Short scene, but very
seductive dress. Review by Mister K.
1976---- JOSEFINE MUTENBACKER - WIE SIE WIRKLUICH WAR West German (PATRICIA RHOMBERG) -- 50s Hollywood style STILL CLIP
1959--- Gowns JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (ARLENE DAHL)
There's a scene in "Journey to the Center of the Earth", when the adventurers are nearing the center of the earth where James Mason tells the heroine that as they are traveling through areas of great heat and stifling fumes she must not have anything to impede her breathing. "I must know: Are you...wearing stays?" She is very shocked, but he orders her to take them off (we don't get to see them.) At the very end of the film she appears in a very seductive and tightly laced purple silk 1870s dress, and as he goes to kiss her, she says, "I warn you... I'm wearing...stays again!" SOUNDCLIP STILLCLIPS
1954--- JUBILEE TRAIL (VERA RALSTON)
2004---JULIE, CHEVALIER de MAUPIN-- French (TVM) (SARAH BIASINI)
1959----LA JUMEND VERTE - a/k/a "The Green Mare" -- French (SANDRA MILO) Stillclips #1 #2
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