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Red Garters (1954)

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Reb Randall rides into town seeking the murderer of his brother, Rob Randall. Jason Carberry is the Mayor of the town.

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Calaveras Kate
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Jason Carberry
Guy Mitchell ...
Reb Randall
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Susan Martinez De La Cruz
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Rafael Moreno
Cass Daley ...
Minnie Redwing
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Billy Buckett
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Judge Wallace Winthrop
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Ginger Pete
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Dr. J. Pott Troy
Joanne Gilbert ...
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A musical about a man, [START] Reb Randall [END], who rides into a frontier town looking for his brother's killer, but is surprised to find everyone in the town is celebrating his kin's death and, for that matter, gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight. However, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the bloodshed. [EXPLANATION]Alfred Jingle got the wrong man! Written by Alfred Jingle

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Musical | Western

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12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De røde strømpebånd  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The stylized sets were inspired by an article in "Life" Magazine about the western Yellow Sky (1948). The article showed the cast of "Yellow Sky" on sets which were clearly only false fronts, as are the sets in this film. See more »

Goofs

During a dance number Calaveras Kate pulls the gun out of the holster of Rafael Moreno and shoots at his feet to make him dance. Rafael raises his arms up level with his shoulders as he dances. However he begins to lift his arms immediately after Kate pulls the gun and before she begins to shoot. See more »


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Red Garters
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Rosemary Clooney and chorus
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It was a parody
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It was good to see that a few of the commented above realized that this was not a musical, not a western,and not a rip-off. It was a spoof, a parody in musical format. Both westerns and musicals were really big back then.

When we watched it we laughed our heads off. But we were submersed in the culture and understood the jokes. This movie took things we had noticed and giggled at in other movies. "The Code of the West", the guns that never needed reloading, the good guy never wearing black, and macho posturing that led to fight after fight with never a bruise were just a few of the things on which we had commented to one another while watching the reel McCoy.

I was never bothered by the "injun" stereotype in this movie because it was a spoof of the other movies. Check out some of the stuff Bing Crosby did if you want horrible stereotypes. If you were bothered by the "injun" stereotype you almost got the point.


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