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Red Garters (1954)

 -  Musical | Western  -  12 April 1954 (UK)
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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
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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 ...
Sheila Winthrop
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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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12 April 1954 (UK)  »

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De røde strømpebånd  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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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Robin Randall Song, The
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Ensemble
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"Knock yer socks off Technicolor, pardner!"
25 May 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Though the bright, almost garish hues of nearly everything in this musical spoof of the western genre might look like it, this one was not produced in VistaVision (as is erroneously stated in another comment), Paramount's "High-Fidelity" motion picture process which didn't make its debut until several months later with the release of "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney.

Rosemary has center stage in this one and, though the songs aren't up to Irving Berlin's standards in the later hit, she holds her own against Guy Mitchell's vigorous attempts to upstage her. The overall tone is a bit on the bawdy side but one thing's "fer shure, pardner!", those people behind the Technicolor cameras were given free rein (and probably a pretty hefty budget) to create a look that defines the term: "primary colors." It's not for those who prefer a muted palette or anything subtle about any aspect of their entertainment. As I recall, the ever-prudish Legion of Decency objected to various "suggestive" elements in this one, including costuming and some song lyrics, such as a line about "Try(ing) to be a mother without a man!" (or something to that effect.) Yep! "Red Garters" is definitely one-of-a-kind and I'm hard put to recall anything that attempts to duplicate its uniquely artificial look and its very lively take on the cliches of Hollywood's version of the Old West.


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