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

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"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 »

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

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NOW THAT I NEED YOU
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Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
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For Betty Hutton fans mainly/only
12 October 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

There's not much to this film other than star Betty Hutton herself. The production values are minimal, the storyline (about a small theatre company trying to hit the big time) is simultaneously convoluted and unengaging. And your guess is as good as mine as to what the title has to do with anything (taken from a relatively successful Cole Porter stage production, there is *nothing* here by Cole Porter).

But, if you like Betty Hutton, you'll probably enjoy the film. It isn't as key a film in her career as "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Perils of Pauline," or "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek," but it certainly gives her plenty of room to showcase her manic comic ability and her own (shall we say) unique way of putting over a number. You just haven't experienced Betty Hutton until you've seen her perform a four-minute musical encapsulation of "Hamlet." Fasten your seat belts and hold onto the arm rests, because she is dialed up to eleven throughout the piece. Everytime you think she can't get anymore over the top, she manages to push even farther! This number alone makes the entire film worthy of some interest.


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