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Red Garters (1954)

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


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!


Musical | Western


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Release Date:

12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De røde strømpebånd  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was originally released in 3-D which, combined with the stylized sets and "stagey" acting gave it the effect of a "Broadway" musical filmed in the theater. See more »


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 »


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


Robin Randall Song, The
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Ensemble
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A Must for RC Fans!!
16 January 2006 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Rosemary Clooney was without a doubt at the peak of her young beauty and vocal skill when "Red Garters" was made. If you're an RC fan like me, then "RG" will be like a box of valentine candy for you. Much has been said about the minimalist Technicolor sets and "stagey" feel of this movie. It was surely intentional not only to spoof the western genre which was HUGE at the time. But I'm sure also it was intended to showcase the performances of the actors. Many surprises abound:

1.) Gene Barry's remarkable dancing ability. 2.) Joanne Gilbert (a beautiful Fairuza Balk look-alike) 3.) The adorable Pat Crowley who went on to fame on TV in "Please Don't Eat the Daisies". 4.) Buddy Ebsen's charming scarecrow-like dance number. 5.) Hunky Guy Mitchell ('nuff said!) 6.) Jack Carson's delivery that seems somewhere between Clark Gable and W.C. Fields. 7.) The Agnes DeMille-style choreography by Nick Castle. 8.) Gorgeous costumes by Edith Head (who else?)

Yes, it's corny. Yes, it seems like a ripoff of Oklahoma at times. Yes, the Native American racial stereotypes are horrendous!

Truly this film is about Rosie. When she looks directly into the camera and sings her heart out, it is truly a sight to behold!

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