MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,468 this week

Red Garters (1954)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 4 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Gene Barry obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
Gene Barry obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 168 titles
created 08 May 2014
 
a list of 196 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Red Garters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Garters (1954)

Red Garters (1954) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Garters.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria, Hester and Violet... See full summary »

Directors: Alvin Ganzer, F. Hugh Herbert
Stars: Leo Genn, Don Taylor, Gene Barry
Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Jeanne Crain, George Nader, Kitty Kallen
Night People (1954)
Adventure | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Post WWII yarn about a young GI abducted by the Soviets in West Berlin and hauled off to the East. His recovery gets complicated as Colonel Steve Van Dyke (Peck) tries to sort out the ... See full summary »

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents.

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley
Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick
Comedy | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar
The Sheepman (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Divine D.D., a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller
Destry (1954)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A beautiful East German Olympic hopeful pole-vaults over the Berlin Wall to freedom.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Calaveras Kate
...
Jason Carberry
Guy Mitchell ...
Reb Randall
...
Susan Martinez De La Cruz
...
Rafael Moreno
Cass Daley ...
Minnie Redwing
...
Billy Buckett
...
Judge Wallace Winthrop
...
Ginger Pete
...
Dr. J. Pott Troy
Joanne Gilbert ...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De røde strømpebånd  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director George Marshall replaced Mitchell Leisen. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bad News
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Rosemary Clooney
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
RED GARTERS (George Marshall, 1954) ***
27 September 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I'd been interested in this musical for a long time in view of its famously stylized look – bright yellow scenery, disembodied sets – which, in hindsight, is still the film's major asset (though, curiously, it's taken for granted throughout and never once commented upon!). The cast is low-key but undeniably engaging: lovely Rosemary Clooney is delightful and surprisingly sensuous at times (although the title's promise of naughtiness is not carried through); Jack Carson is amusing as her loudmouth womanizing beau (atypically, he's the object of Clooney's affection throughout); Guy Mitchell is the gauche stranger hero looking for his crook brother's murderer – simply because the Code Of the West, whom everyone takes off his hat to (which, actually, reminds me of a very funny Tex Avery cartoon!), demands it – and who falls for Carson's sheltered ward; and Gene Barry(!) as the archetypal Latin lover who strikes up an unlikely partnership with Mitchell (while, naturally, having his own romantic complications over the daughter of a judge from out-of-town played by veteran Reginald Owen).

Frank Faylen – emerging as the real villain of the piece – is typically weaselly, while Buddy Ebsen appears briefly as a bartender (but who still gets his own specialty number and is involved in an amusing fade-out gag); besides, there's resistible (but not particularly intrusive) comedy relief courtesy of a squaw character. After a funny introduction, too, Mitchell's horse – who hates its own species and really thinks itself human! – is simply forgotten about for the rest of the film. There are a couple of nice spoofs of barroom brawls and duels, but rather too many ensemble dance routines which don't really add anything new to the fold. The songs, while not especially memorable, are nonetheless fine – ironic and intimate as the case may be…but the plot itself is rather blah. The whole, then, is somehow less than the sum of its parts – if still highly enjoyable, even endearing; in retrospect, it's a pity that RED GARTERS has been overshadowed by other contemporaneous Western musicals such as ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950), CALAMITY JANE (1953) and OKLAHOMA! (1955).

Clooney, who also co-starred in WHITE Christmas (1954), later ballooned into a really fat lady and is nowadays perhaps best-known as George Clooney's aunt; for eclectic film buffs, however, she is also Mrs. Jose' Ferrer and Mrs. Dante Di Paolo (from Mario Bava's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE [1964]). Incidentally, George Marshall was the ideal director for this Western musical spoof – having previously directed DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939) and FANCY PANTS (1950), and later still the color remake of DESTRY (1954) and THE SHEEPMAN (1958).


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why didn't Pat have a song, and what dance? f111151
song lyrics irishstar2005
Don Taylor? cartwrightbride
Discuss Red Garters (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?