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Release Date:
5 May 1950 (USA) See more »
Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Real Life Romance See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

June Allyson ... Kathleen Maguire

Dick Powell ... Andrew Rockton Hale

David Wayne ... Arthur Colner Maxwell

Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. Kevin G. Maguire

Ray Collins ... Commodore John Baldwin Parker

Robert Keith ... Tim Harveigh

Marvin Kaplan ... Leon

Kathleen Freeman ... Lily Rayton Parker
Wally Maher ... Jerry Nolard Boyle

Alex Gerry ... James I. Michell
Charles Evans ... Mr. Eberle (as Charles Evens)
Paul Maxey ... Thompson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Albertson ... Woman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Joel Allen ... Cop (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Sven Hugo Borg ... Finnish-American Speaker (uncredited)
George Boyce ... Zoo Attendant (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Man at Counter (uncredited)
John Breen ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Spring Byington ... Kathy's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Bridget Carr ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Spencer Chan ... Chinese Laundryman (uncredited)

Michael Chapin ... Orphan (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Henry - Chinese Cook (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Counter Lady with Change for a Quarter (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man in Crowd at Speech (uncredited)
Frances Dominguez ... Guest at Mexican-American Rally (uncredited)
Ken DuMain ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Robert Espinoza ... Orphan (uncredited)

Nacho Galindo ... Mexican-American Speaker (uncredited)
Kenneth Garcia ... Guest at Mexican-American Rally (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Mover (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Fight Onlooker (uncredited)

John Hamilton ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Gil Herman ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Jane Howard ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Marjorie Jackson ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Tor Johnson ... Guest at Finnish-American Rally (uncredited)
Marvin Jones ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Bureau of Records Clerk (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)

Matt Moore ... Parkers' Butler (uncredited)

Jerry Paris ... Radio Station Call Boy (uncredited)

Edward Peil Sr. ... Parkers' Gateman (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
Paul Regas ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Danny Richards Jr. ... Orphan (uncredited)

Mario Siletti ... Guest at Italian-American Rally (uncredited)
Stuffy Singer ... Orphan (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Joe - Cop with Blackeye (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Support Rally (uncredited)

Theodore von Eltz ... KWHE Radio Program Director (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Zoo Attendant (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Woman at Support Rally (uncredited)
Kenny Washington ... The Commodore's Safari Guide (uncredited)
Gilbert Wilson ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Zoo Attendant on Bicycle (uncredited)

Directed by
Melvin Frank 
Norman Panama 
Writing credits
Robert Carson (story)

Melvin Frank 
Norman Panama 

Produced by
Melvin Frank .... producer
Norman Panama .... producer
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Ray June 
Film Editing by
George White 
Art Direction by
William Ferrari 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
Nolan Hurst .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Joe Edmondson .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Irving G. Ries .... special effects (as Irving Ries)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Bronner .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dale Deverman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Otto Dyar .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Parkins .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mervin Price .... grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
David Raksin .... conductor (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Ballbusch .... montage sequence
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Mel Koontz .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #14286)

Did You Know?

"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 »
Tim Harveigh:Don't worry, Red, we'll get you out of it. All we have to do is dig up some legal talent.
Kathleen 'Kathy' Maguire:Say, haven't you got a nephew who's a lawyer?
Tim Harveigh:Yeah, but we want to get you out of it.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Real Life Romance, 21 July 2006
Author: Maliejandra Kay ( from United States

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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