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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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Andrew Rockton Hale
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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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Lily Rayton Parker
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Jerry Nolard Boyle
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James I. Michell
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Mr. Eberle (as Charles Evens)
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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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5 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Une rousse obstinée  »

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 25, 1951 with Dick Powell and June Allyson reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Andrew 'Andy' Rockton Hale: What's the matter, you yellow or something?
Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: Yellow? If I had wheels I'd be a taxi cab.
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Real Life Romance
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Reformer and the Redhead is a fun film to watch because it stars a real life Hollywood couple: Dick Powell and June Allyson. The two are wonderful together, sweet and funny.

The film is about a zoo-keeper's daughter and a man running for mayor. When the girl's father is at risk of losing his job for a phony reason supplied by a corrupt power over the city, she enlists the help of the man, hoping for him to stay true to his pledge of being a reformer and to help her. The two become involved in a relationship along with many funny events, several including a sweet lion a la Bringing up Baby.

The movie is very enjoyable, but nothing special. It is a breezy film with a good cast, a great choice for a bad day.


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