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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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Complete credited cast:
Susan Martinez De La Cruz
Minnie Redwing
Billy Buckett
Judge Wallace Winthrop
Ginger Pete
Dr. J. Pott Troy
Joanne Gilbert ...
Sheila Winthrop


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:

Crvene podvezice  »


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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rosemary Clooney commented that, of all the movies she was in, this is the only one where she got first billing in the credits. See more »


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 »

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 »


Red Garters
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Rosemary Clooney and chorus
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thin plot: light and spirited though
18 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Its true, the plot is very thin. However this allows a viewer to focus on the dance numbers intricately woven into the rest of the film. Also, its star, who was, in fact at the peak of her first career, Rosemary Clooney,always helped lift the script when she comes on screen. Although the costumes are beautiful( designed by the famed Edith Head )the sets are bland, made that way to make it look like a smart Broadway production. The synopsis on the back of the cover is wrong, saying that Calaveras Kate tries to make Jason Carberry jealous with her involvement with Reb Randall. In fact, she tries to stop Reb and Rafael from killing each other and brings law and order to the county. Its a great movie, for all Rosie fans to experience...

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