Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Musical  |  5 September 1949 (USA)
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An aspiring actress finds herself in a jam when a gangster, who is backing the show she is in, is found dead in her apartment.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny James
Charlie Baxter, Press Agent
Jane Nigh ...
Angelica Roseanne aka No-No
Frank Loesser ...
Hair-do Lempke
Bunny Harris
Art Smith ...
Laddie Corwin
Raymond Walburn ...
Alex Ryan Creek
Onslow Stevens ...
Capt. Allen
Barry Kelley ...
Lt. Gorman
Joseph Vitale ...
Percy Helton ...
Mr. Perkins, Stage manager
Ernö Verebes ...


Eleanor Collier wants to become a successful actress and agrees to a series of publicity stunts thought up by her press agent, Charley Baxter. The result is trouble and a bad impression. Eleanor quarrels with her boyfriend when he blames her publicity mania for getting her involved in an underworld killing. A gangster kidnaps her for being, unwittingly, the finger woman in the killing, but a Boradway columnist comes to her rescue. Written by Les Adams <>

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We've widened the aisles so you can roll in 'em ... at the Years's LAFFIEST, DAFFIEST FUN-SHOW!


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Release Date:

5 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Restless Angel  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 6, 1950 with Betty Hutton reprising her film role. See more »


Although the movie was filmed and released in 1949, its copyright date reads MCMXLIV - which is 1944. (MCMXLIX is 1949.) See more »


Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Victor Mature and Betty Hutton
15 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Despite having a good cast and a good script, this film is not that good at all. Betty Hutton is an aspiring actress who is absolutely bonkers in more or less every film she's in. It would be good to see her in a serious role rather than comedy roles where she is over the top. Victor Mature wants to be a Broadway director and is a bit more believable. This is probably down to the writing rather than his performance. He has some good lines, but it's just that other characters around him are not so well drawn or believable. Hutton is quite spirited, and you well believe that she can hold her own in a fight with a man or woman, maybe even two men. It would take a big woman to get the better of Hutton. Overall, it is disposable fun.

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