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Lady with Red Hair (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 30 November 1940 (USA)
A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago society for being an adulteress and forbidden from having custody of her son. She's determined to return to her hometown in a ... See full summary »

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A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago society for being an adulteress and forbidden from having custody of her son. She's determined to return to her hometown in a few years as a success and with enough money to fight to get her son back. In order to realize her plans, she heads to New York with ambitions of being a great actress. Despite having no stage training, producer David Belasco becomes attracted to her and becomes intent on making her a star, as well as winning her heart. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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30 November 1940 (USA)  »

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A Mulher de Cabelos Vermelhos  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 9 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Cincinnati Saturday 1 December 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Indianapolis Wednesday 2 January 1957 on WISH (Channel 8), and in Phoenix Thursday 31 January 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »

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When Caroline goes to ascend the stairs at the Lyceum Theatre to meet Belasco the first time, a clear shadow of the boom microphone moves on and off the wall behind her. See more »

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Mrs. 'Ma' Frazier: Did you enjoy your season in Buffalo, Mr. Williams?
Mr. Williams: Oh, very much. Good audiences, nice theatre.
Daisy Dawn: I always found the Buffalo people most hospitable to the members of our stock company.
Mr. Williams: The women did make rather a fuss over me, but then it helps business.
Daisy Dawn: I must say the men made rather a fuss over me too when I used to go to the Sticks for summer stock.
Mr. Clifton: Did you have much trouble with the Indians in those days?
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Hungarian Dance #5 in A Major
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Background music for the play "Torott Szarnyak" in Hungary
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SECOND use of "Oz" background music in another film
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film was released a year after "The Wizard of Oz," and I was surprised to hear some of that classic's music being utilized in a scene here. The music in question from "Oz" is played over the opening scenes of Dorothy and Toto (puzzlingly entitled "Trouble In School"), and several times throughout the film. In "Lady with Red Hair," the same music is heard in scenes involving the lead character's young child.

Interestingly, in 1951, the film "Too Young to Kiss" utilized the exact same music over the opening credits.

Being that 1939's "Oz" came first, I can only assume the later films "borrowed" composer Harold Arlen's score.

CORRECTION: I have been informed that the above-mentioned tune is actually not original to "Oz," but is a classically composed children's tune.


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