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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1 October 1955 (USA)
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

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Harry Kendall Thaw
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Delphin Delmas
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Mrs. Thaw
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Mrs. Nesbit
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Mrs. Elizabeth White
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Robert Collier (as Philip Reed)
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Gwen Arden
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McCaleb
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William Travers Jerome
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Stage Manager (as Robert Simon)
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Dr. Hollingshead DDS
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Hunchbacher
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen auf der Samtschaukel  »

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Trivia

Before being put on suspension, Marilyn Monroe was 20th Century-Fox's original choice for the role of Evelyn Nesbit. She turned this film and a forthcoming remake of Wabash Avenue (1950) titled 'The Girl in Pink Tights' (which was to co-star Dan Dailey and 'Mitzi Gaynor') and was put on suspension. Sheree North was then announced as her replacement for both films until Joan Collins was eventually cast as Nesbit. 'Girl in Pink Tights' was eventually abandoned. See more »

Goofs

In a scene in a restaurant near the beginning of the movie, architect Stanford White receives a copy of Collier's magazine with a drawing of Evelyn Nesbit on the cover, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The scene takes place in 1901, but the famous drawing was not created by Gibson until 1905. See more »

Quotes

Harry Kendall Thaw: [holding empty revolver over his head] I did it because he ruined my wife!
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 October 1955 (1955) See more »

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Liebestraum nach dem Balle, Intermezzo Op.356
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Written by Alphons Czibulka
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red velvet in color by DeLuxe
31 March 2011 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Set in New York in the early years of the 20th century, a stunning Joan Collins plays the title role, in which there are actually two scenes where she is the girl in the red velvet swing, both of which are fantastic. Both scenes give a lot of credit to the director, cinematographer, set designers, and art director. The film is beautiful to watch throughout, mixing sets from early Broadway stage to crowded fancy New York restaurants. Collins' part as a teenage chorus girl whose beauty is such that she bowls over both Ray Milland who plays a wealthy and well-established New York architect and Farley Granger an heir to a fortune from Pittsburgh, who both throw tons of money her way. What starts off looking like it's going to be a musical comedy actually gets fairly involved and intense, leading to a great and ironic ending.


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