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The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  7 February 1955 (UK)
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The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some 'chums' when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. As he grows older he retains his image of this beautiful young girl with the red hair.... See full summary »

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Sylvia / Daphne / Olga / Colette
John Justin ...
Mark St. Neots, Lord Binfield
Roland Culver ...
Major Oscar Philipson
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Caroline, Lady Binfield
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Denis
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Williams
Patricia Cutts ...
Bubbles
Moyra Fraser ...
Ethel
John Hart ...
Sergei
Joan Benham ...
Chloe
Jeremy Spenser ...
Young Mark
Melvyn Hayes ...
Sidney
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The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some 'chums' when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. As he grows older he retains his image of this beautiful young girl with the red hair. Through a chance meeting, he can pursue his career in the diplomatic corps as well as the young ladies he meets. A charming comedy with a sting in the tail. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The utterly mad story of an utterly wonderful obsession!

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7 February 1955 (UK)  »

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Der Mann, der Rothaarige liebte  »

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John Hart dances the part of Sergei in the Sleeping Beauty extracts and appears by permission of the Covent Garden Trust. See more »

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Madame, Madame
Music and Lyrics by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard)
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It's a romantic comedy
9 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a romantic comedy from beginning to end. It's a great little movie, based on a Terrence Rattigan play so you know you can't go wrong. The best part of it is seeing Moira Shearer in all four redhead roles. Besides being probably the best ballerina England ever produced, she's beautiful, brilliant, and really good at acting. This movie gives her a chance to display her comedic talents, including a knack for different accents. My favorite is Olga, the Russian ballerina. Moira Shearer herself said this was her favorite among the handful of movies she made, including 'The Red Shoes', one of the greatest movies of all time. The only reason I give this a 9 instead of a 10 is because it's no Red Shoes, but for what it is (romantic comedy, Bob the Moo)it is a perfect little gem.

Another reason this movie should be made available on DVD is that it includes Moira Shearer dancing. As Olga she performs parts of 'The Sleeping Beauty', which she actually danced in real life as a member of the Sadler's Wells Ballet. There is precious little surviving video of her famous ballet roles, so this is really a treasure. It would be fantastic if British Lion Films or SOMEBODY put this on DVD so we wouldn't have to settle for home-recorded versions from TV.


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