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Red Garters (1954)

Not Rated | | Musical, Western | 12 April 1954 (UK)
A man visits a frontier town seeking to avenge his brother's murder.

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Susan Martinez De La Cruz
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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
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Sheila Winthrop
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Storyline

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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The Big Fun-'n-Song Show That Kids the Pants Off the West!

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Musical | Western

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12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De røde strømpebånd  »

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$1,300,000
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 the Reb/Rapael shootout Reb's hat is hit and the front of the crown blows upward at the same time there is a small puff of smoke showing where the squib went off. See more »

Crazy Credits

[prologue] You are about to see a new kind of "western". We hope you won't take it too seriously, because our story takes place in a land that never existed, called, Limbo County, California. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Place the Face: Episode dated 11 February 1954 (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Greater Than I Thought
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Joanne Gilbert
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Fine Art
8 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

You might like to see "Destry Rides Again" first to see a similar satire of a western in black-and-white with a more realistic feel. This movie is a scathing and witty attack on the macho western and on the Cold War.

But if you are not interested in seeing what can be done with color, sets and costumes if one ignores realism, don't bother. The movie is an experiment in kinetic art and is fascinating for those who want to see what can be done with color, costumes and sets.

Again, the production numbers are fascinating if one wants to see how one can fill the screen with moving colors.

Part of the comedy comes from the fact that the movie is the reverse of The Taming of the Shrew. It is the Taming of the Macho Fool.


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