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The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 May 1950 (USA)
Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering ... See full summary »

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Arthur Colner Maxwell
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Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
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Tim Harveigh
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Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering local political corruption and dealing with a lion that's escaped from the zoo, the two manage to fall in love. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Une rousse obstinée  »

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One of three films June Allyson and Dick Powell appeared in together. See more »

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Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: Just don't say too much. Be simple and clean cut. Remember you're all things to all men. A sort of cross between Eisenhower and Little Abner.
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Kindhearted but dated
4 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just another TCM time-passer. June Allyson brings her usual earnest charm to a movie that just didn't have much to it. The essential weakness is that the screenplay cannot make up its mind whether it wants to be a "look at all those crazy animals" comedy or a political "the honest man will win" film. When the movie finally makes its decision at the end, it just made me wonder why it spent all that time on the other thread. I've also been fairly suspicious of movies that have more than one credited director. Maybe that played a role here too.

The high point for me was the performance of Cecil Kellaway as the father. TCM and IMDb make a great combination for learning about the wonderful character actors of Hollywood history.


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