MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,716 this week

Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 458 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 349 titles
created 11 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1357 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 12 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Red, Hot and Blue (1949) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red, Hot and Blue.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray
Satins and Spurs (TV Movie 1954)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A rodeo performer at a show in Madison Square Garden falls for a handsome photographer who's been assigned to do a story on the show.

Directors: Max Liebman, Charles O'Curran
Stars: Betty Hutton, Kevin McCarthy, Guy Raymond
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders
Ramona (1936)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor
Easter Parade (1948)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford
Kiss of Death (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Class of '41 at Carson High School is holding it's 15th Reunion. "Boy Most Likely To Succeed" Fred Davis is in town to sell his house before taking a job in San Francisco; he's been ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Pirosh
Stars: Dana Andrews, Betty Hutton, Jean Hagen
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, Eddie Bracken
Mystery | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter, Thomas Mitchell
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Promotional short extolling the virtues of the American government's wartime Economic Stabilization Plan.

Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Hutton, William Bendix
I tartari (1961)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Burundai, comandante dei Tartari, prende il posto del fratello Togrul, ucciso durante la battaglia contro gli Slavi, a causa del rifiuto del comandante vichingo Oleg di unirsi a loro. Dopo ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Thorpe, Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Victor Mature, Orson Welles, Liana Orfei
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In rural 19th-century Indiana, the three daughters of a Civil War veteran are courted by three young men--one a sophisticated city slicker who sells phony oil stock, the second a local eccentric and the third a stolid country boy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Veronica Lake, Mona Freeman, Mary Hatcher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Danny James
...
Charlie Baxter, Press Agent
...
Sandra
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
...
Steve
Joseph Vitale ...
Carr
Percy Helton ...
Mr. Perkins, Stage manager
Ernö Verebes ...
Waiter
Edit

Storyline

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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Restless Angel  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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

Soundtracks

HAMLET
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
She'll have you thinking of "Murder," she will
17 May 2007 | by (Jersey City, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

If you don't want to kill the late Betty Hutton (at her over-the-top over-energetic worst here) six minutes into the film, you'll probably have a good time with this Frank Loesser vehicle that disappointingly has no relationship at all to the better known and more tuneful Cole Porter stage show with Ethel Merman. There's nothing here to erase memories of Hutton's hit song "Murder He Says" from her best film, 1943's HAPPY GO LUCKY with Mary Martin.

GUYS AND DOLLS it isn't, but it is fun to see Loesser himself (who wrote the semi-score for Hutton to chew scenery through) turn in a credible acting job as a mobster who just might bump off the always irritating Hutton before her screen roommates quite reasonably get the idea. June Havoc (Gypsy Rose Lee's real life sister) is a bit long in the tooth but excellent as the chief imposed-upon roommate, as is an almost young William Frawley as Hutton's eager agent (years before he became "Uncle Charley" on TV's MY THREE SONS) and co-top billed Victor Mature as the director in the central backstage story who is also a rooming house neighbor and inexplicable boyfriend.

There are only so many twists on the familiar backstage film plot, and this RED, HOT AND BLUE bowwows most of the best from more famous films like 42ND STREET, but John Farrow and Charles Lederer's screenplay makes them almost feel fresh as it bounces pin-ball fashion from point to point.

Look for William Talman (later prosecutor Hamilton Burger on TV's PERRY MASON) and Broadway's Jack Kruschen in a couple of effective small roles.

For me, though, the high point of the film was when Percy Helton's stage manager (looking remarkably like the stage's Harold J. Kennedy) gives a perfect assessment of the star's talent following a number imposed upon him outside the stage door. THAT'S entertainment.


7 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Red, Hot and Blue (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?