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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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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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In early 1949, Lana Turner was set to star. See more »

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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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Very light but enjoyable.
11 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Reformer and the Redhead" is a rare opportunity to see Dick Powell co-starring with his wife, June Allyson. And, while it's not a great film, it is breezy and enjoyable.

The film begins with Andrew Hale deciding to run for mayor of his town on the Reform ticket. After all, he sees the existing power structure as wicked and in need of change. At about the same time, a kooky woman who helps her father run the local zoo comes to him for help--they have been victims of the town's crooked politics. He agrees to help them and makes their case one of his rallying points for the election. In exchange, the kooky woman (Allyson) works hard at getting him elected. Imagine her shock, then, when her new hero agrees to work with the local political machine! What's next? See the film.

The repartee between Allyson and Powell is very nice and the film never takes itself very seriously---which makes it easy viewing. No serious problems with the film but it's not exactly deep or life-changing--though sometimes this is all you really want from a film.

By the way, if you do see the film, look for Tor Johnson at the Finnish Society meeting. He's a familiar Ed Wood Jr. actor and was a professional wrestler before entering such notable films as "The Beast of Yucca Flats" and "Plan 9 From Outer Space". He was, by the way, Swedish, not Finnish.


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