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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 THAT, in some cases, DESCRIPTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF CORSET DEPICTED are included
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Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
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NOTES:

THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S

"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES

"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES


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1941---- LADIES IN RETIREMENT (IDA LUPINO)

              It was reported that during filming, Miss Lupino had to wear an 1887 corset and bustle all day, without a break.

1961---- LADIES' MAN (KATHLEEN FREEMAN)

2001----THE LADY AND THE DUKE French [L' ANGLAISE ET LE DUC] (LUCY RUSSELL))--French Revolution style

              Corset in dressing scene (sans lacing)

1989---- LADY AND THE HIGHWAYMAN (LYSETTE ANTHONY)--French V-front style

Bedroom scene with evil lady of the court "intriguing" to get heroine beheaded. One short scene.

1941---- THE LADY FROM LOUISIANA (ONA MUNSEN)--1930s styles  Still-clip*

                Only naked corsets on stands.

1941---- LADY HAMILTON a/k/a THAT HAMILTON WOMAN (VIVIEN LEIGH)

1965---- Gowns LADY L (SOPHIA LOREN) 6 Still-clips

Miss Loren may not show her corsets here, but her figure is a sight to behold. The movie does, however, qualify for this list, because other ladies are shown in their stays!

2016----Lacing LADY McBETH  (  - Still Clip

           According to various on-line reviews this movie was Pugh’s first time in a corset, and in interviews she has a lot to say about how restricting she found it (and the rest of the clothing) and
            how this helped her get into the role.

1950----LADY PANAME --French  (SUZY DELAIR)    Placard

198?----LADY ROXANNE  French TVS (ACTRESS UNKNOWN) - Still Clip*  

2008----LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD TVS  (JULIA SAWALHA & OTHERS) - Still Clips

              There was been a bit of publicity that the cast was getting quite competitive with their lacing, and Miss Sawalha seemed to be winning!   

1980---- Gowns THE LAST METRO (CATHERINE DENEUVE)

Ms. Deneuve as a wartime actress is shown extensively in a beautiful red gown in the style of 1885 with a bustle and a very tight small-waisted bodice laced up the back.

1977---- THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE (ANN-MARGRET) -- Still Clip

The corset is only nominally back-laced... (sigh) and there's only a few seconds when it's visible at all. But it's there...

1979 ----THE LAST RIDE OF THE DALTON GANG  TVM  (SHARON FARRELL)

                In at least two scenes, an actress lady is actually wearing her corset backwards - guess the director never bothered to hire an costume authenticity consultant.

1959---- Gowns LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL (CAROLYN JONES)

Ms. Jones features a corsetted waist in her second dress.

1998-----Gowns LAUTREC - French (ELSA ZYLBERSTEIN, ANÉMONE)    Still-clips

2008----LEGEND OF THE SEEKER  TVS    (JESSICA MARAIS , BRIDGET REGAN, HELENA MATTSSON & SASCHA MOORE)

                Ms. Marais in full leather corsetted outfit in one episode; Ms. Reagan in corset in another.  
Still-clips and videos

2005----Gowns THE LEGEND OF ZORRO (CATHERINE ZETA-JONES)   Promo image

                Mostly tight-bodiced gown content (although Ms. Zeta Jones showed some glimpses of corset.)  However, the one who steals the show with the most impressive
                tight-waist is the governor's wife, played by Mary Crosby.

                In a publication: "Ms. Zeta-Jones struggled to perform stunts because  her raunchy corset and petticoat ensemble proved highly restrictive. She loved filming the high energy sword scenes,
                but felt constantly thwarted by her period costume. She says, 'It's crazy. You learn the routine in sweat pants and trainers and then they put a corset on you, three petticoats, a dress over
                the top and high boots - it's a whole different story. I used to have to pin  up my petticoat so I wouldn't trip. Those costumes are really heavy, and the corset is tight - especially after
                lunch!'"
 

1963---- Gowns  THE LEOPARD - French, Italian ["Le Guépard", "Il Gattopardo"] (CLAUDIA CARDINALE)     Still-clip*

                Ms. Cardinale: 'The dress was quite heavy and also the corset was very very tight. I couldn't sit, it was impossible and when I finished the film I had
                blood all around. [She draws a line around her waist] I remember that.'
              

 

1960---- Gowns LET'S MAKE LOVE (MARILYN MONROE)    Test shot with unidentified actress

               

1979----LETTI SELVAGGI  Italian, Spanish  (URSULA ANDRESS)

2006----THE LIBERTINE (FRANCESCA ANNIS)       Still-clip

2000---- LIEBE VERSETZ BERGE  TVM German  (CHRISTINE MAYR)  

                A short night-club scene features at least two girls in corsets. Neither are too tight.     

1947----  LIFE WITH FATHER (IRENE DUNN)

Small scene in department store with corsetted mannequins. Not much else.

1992----  LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE  Mexican (LUMI CAVAZOS)    Still-clip

2007----LILIES   TVS (CATHERINE TYLDESLEY, KERRIE HAYES, LEANNE ROWE)

                 "Set in 1920, it is about three sisters, one of whom works as a corsetiere and occasional corset model. Publicity photos in TV listings magazines show all three sisters (played by the actresses listed
                 above) wearing corsets.  In addition, actress Georgia Taylor, who guest stars in the first episode is quoted as saying:
                 'Corsets are painful! Being winched into one is so uncomfortable - I got really bad backache.'" -- Charles S.       MTV magazine cover   Inside article

1940----LILLIAN RUSSELL (ALICE FAYE)

                  Miss Faye: "To give me an hourglass figure, the studio laced me up in an old ironsides that shrunk my waist from 26 to 20 inches."  According to an  article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
                  for 19 February 1940 about the making of this film, the extras who were playing the chorus girls were laced so tightly in their corsets that four of them quit after only one full day in
                  costume, saying they couldn't bear any more even for the $16.50 a day they were being paid (which must have been a pretty good wage in 1940). Those who carried on found they had to
                  be extremely careful during the lunch breaks. The studio supplied them with generous amounts of food but due to the constriction of their stomachs they couldn't eat a thing unless they
                  loosened their corsets.  However, they found that the looser the corset the hungrier they felt and the more they wanted to eat, and the more they ate the more they suffered when they
                  had to be laced back up again. One of them said she "almost fainted" when two costume assistants started pulling on her laces in an effort to get her waist back down to the required size
                  after she had eaten too much lunch. She explained: "I wasn’t hungry, until I loosened my corset, and then I was ravenous... Now I don’t know what to do. I’m not a bit hungry. I couldn’t eat
                  a bite. That’s on account of the corset. If I untie it, I know I’ll eat, and then I’ll be sunk."                 
               

1978---- Excellent Gowns LILLIE -- TVS (FRANCESCA ANNIS)  Still-clips

--CLIP ALSO AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE 

One of our favorites: Lillie Langtry's life story. Limited scenes which actually show her corset--but her figure is amazing to behold! Great gowns. HIGHLY recommended!

 

1964----LIMONÁDOVÝ JOE ANEB KONSKÁ OPERA ("Lemonade Joe") Czech  (OLGA SCHOBEROVÁ)     Still-clip
               

2012----UnLacing  LINCOLN (SALLY FIELD)

                Short undressing scene.

1970---- LITTLE BIG MAN (FAYE DUNAWAY)  6 Still-clips

Concubine from hero's past converses with him in her boudoir-yellow is the color!

1941-----THE LITTLE FOXES (BETTE DAVIS)            

                Miss Davis: "I can hardly breathe. How women endured those corsets in 1900 is more than I can understand."  However, another report revealed that Davis had worn the same custom-made corset in an
                earlier film, The Sisters (1938), and said she had actually insisted on wearing a 'proper' corset to get the right period look. 

1974-----LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-- TVS  (VARIED)
1983        
                 In one episode,
pretty young Nellie Oleson's stout mother Harriet has ordered a new dress, but was ashamed to order her own size, so she has bought a new corset to help her get into it.
                 Nellie tries everything she can to lace her mother tightly enough while trying to get on with the cooking for the diner next door. Finally she resorts to bracing her foot in her mother's back,
                 and pulls so hard that  the laces snap - precipitating Harriet through the doorway into the diner.

1938---- THE LITTLE THING French "Le Petit Chose" (ARLETTY)

1994---- LITTLE WOMEN (WINONA RYDER)--Victorian style  7 Still-clips

 Some of the women are seen in their stays while preparing for the "Grand Ball". One short scene.

2003----THE LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE (HILARY DUFF)

                 Somewhere around the middle of the film, Ms. Duff is trying on the latest fashion, and appears in a few tight gowns.  One special green one is at the least a light corset – it is doing the
                 customary with Hilary Duff’s chest that is seen in corsets similar to the one in Shakespeare in Love (I don’t know my corsets  enough to say what type).  She spends a couple minutes of screen
                 time in this dress.   

2002----LONE HERO (TANYA ALLEN)--Revolutionary War style

                Silly picture shows a glimpse of an extra wearing a corset, but in a fake Wild West setting.

2013----  Gowns THE LONE RANGER (HELENA BONHAM CARTER)

1995---- LONESOME DOVE / THE OUTLAW YEARS--TVM--(TRACY SCOGGINS)

2004----UN LONG DIMANCHE de FIANÇAILLES (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT) -- French 
            
(MARION COTILLARD & JODIE FOSTER) --7 STILL CLIPS

1984---- GREAT Lacing LOUISIANA--TVM- (MARGOT KIDDER)  

      GREAT lacing scene with Ms. Kidder as a Southern Belle. One long scene--Southern Belle "long-line."

1999----LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE--TVS- ()
 
           The episode
'Love in the Old South' satirizes the amount of underclothing worn by the belle in the anti-bellum South.

1975----LOVE AND DEATH (OLGA GEORGES-PICOT & DIANE KEATON)

           Ms. George-Picot in a bedroom scene.

1985-- Gowns LOVE AND LARCENY TVM (JENNIFER GALE) Released as "Grand Larceny" (1991)                     

           Set in the early 1900s. About 45 minutes in the movie there is a lovely scene of Jennifer Dale and one of the other actresses in their corsets in  a hotel room. The costuming in the movie was
           great especially some of the gowns worn by Miss Dale and, from some angles, it would appear that she was corsetted.   -- Review by John. H.

2007--- LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (GIOVANNA MEZZOGIORNO) --4 STILL CLIPS

1961----THE LOVEMAKERS Italian [LA VIACCIA] ()--12 STILL CLIPS

            Tight, tight corsets!  GOOD stuff!

2013--- THE LOVE PUNCH  ( & )     STILL CLIPS

 2000--- Gowns LOVER'S PRAYER a/k/a "All Forgotten" (KIRSTEN DUNST)    

 

1955----LUCKY TO BE A WOMAN a/k/a WHAT A WOMAN! Italian [LA FORTUNA DI ESSERE DONNA] (SOPHIA LOREN)     YouTube Clip 
                           

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