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Director:
Writers:
Dudley Nichols (screenplay) and
Walter Bernstein (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 March 1960 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
One foot on the stage... And one step ahead of the law! See more »
Plot:
Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bonanza! See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sophia Loren ... Angela Rossini

Anthony Quinn ... Thomas 'Tom' Healy

Margaret O'Brien ... Della Southby

Steve Forrest ... Clint Mabry

Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Lorna Hathaway

Ramon Novarro ... De Leon

Edmund Lowe ... Manfred 'Doc' Montague
George Mathews ... Sam Pierce

Edward Binns ... Sheriff Ed McClain
Warren Wade ... Hodges
Frank Silvera ... Santis
Boyd Holister ... McAllister (as Robert Palmer)
Leo V. Matranga ... Gunslinger #2
Cal Bolder ... Goober
Taggart Casey ... Gunslinger #1

Howard McNear ... Photographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Leon Alton ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
David Armstrong ... Achilles (uncredited)
Gary Armstrong ... Office boy (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell ... Peasant (uncredited)
Ivan Bell ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
John Benson ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Charles Boaz ... Gambler (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Borzage ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Boyce ... Gambler (uncredited)
Bob Burrows ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Ken Clark ... Soldier Warning the Travelers (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Theodore (uncredited)
Cathy Cox ... Juno (uncredited)
Lorraine Crawford ... Madam (uncredited)
Robert Darwin ... Servant (uncredited)
Bryn Davis ... Venus (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ... Gambler (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Indian Agent (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
John George ... Cheyenne Audience Member (uncredited)
H.W. Gim ... Bartender (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Charna Haven ... Dancer in Play (uncredited)
Neil Hooker ... Gambler (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Bonanza Townsman (uncredited)
Brad Johnson ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Rosemary Johnson ... Tightrope Walker (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Syl Lamont ... Peasant (uncredited)
Eddie Little Sky ... Indian (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... William (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Bonanza Townsman (uncredited)
Jane McGowan ... Dancer in Play (uncredited)
Paul McGuire ... Gambler (uncredited)
Charles McQuarrie ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Sharon Murray ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Bernard Nedell ... Theatre Owner (uncredited)
Ralph Neff ... Gambler (uncredited)
Patsy Norman ... Dancer in Play (uncredited)
Al Page ... Peasant (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Cheyenne Audience Member (uncredited)
Amanda Randolph ... Edna - Mrs. Haddock's Maid (uncredited)
Fred Rapport ... Gambler (uncredited)
Rodd Redwing ... Indian (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Gambler (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Casino Cashier (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
John Rockwell ... Servant (uncredited)
Riza Royce ... Peasant (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Bartender (uncredited)
Paul Salata ... Servant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Poker Dealer (uncredited)
Richard Shannon ... Man at Desk (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Bonanza Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Alfred Tonkel ... Calchas (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Troy ... Nobleman (uncredited)
William Vaughn ... Nobleman (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Haddock - Madam (uncredited)
Dean Williams ... Kansas Sheriff (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Indian (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Dudley Nichols (screenplay) and
Walter Bernstein (screenplay)

Louis L'Amour (novel "Heller with a Gun")

Produced by
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... associate producer
Marcello Girosi .... producer
Carlo Ponti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
 
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen  (as Eugene Allen)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
Frank Kies .... assistant director (uncredited)
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Charles McLaughlin .... props (uncredited)
Tom Plews .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
R.D. Cook .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Ralph Hickey .... sound editor (uncredited)
John K. Nelson .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Nostri .... mike grip (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Jan Domela .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bob Burrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson .... stunt double: Sophia Loren (uncredited)
Frank Cordell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bernard Nedell .... stunt double: Edmund Lowe (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Irmin Roberts .... photographer: second unit
James Grant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane .... camera operator (uncredited)
Loren Nutten .... best boy (uncredited)
Herb Welts .... company grip (uncredited)
Stanley Williams .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Alice Moriarty .... casting secretary (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ruth Stella .... costumes: ladies (uncredited)
Henry West .... costumes: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Hoyningen Huene .... color coordinator (as Hoyningen-Huene)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... conductor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hoyningen Huene .... technical advisor (as Hoyningen-Huene)
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Val Raset .... dance stager
Warren Wade .... technical advisor on theatre scenes
Dave Davies .... publicist (uncredited)
Jacinto Flores .... interpreter: Papago (uncredited)
Rosemary Mathews .... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Bob Miles .... livestock foreman (uncredited)
Al Peterson .... craft service (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Spain:7 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #19308) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The novel and the film are inspired by the life of vaudeville actress Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-1868).See more »
Quotes:
De Leon:You'll never be a businessman, Goober. You part with money much too easily. To owe is one thing, to pay is quite another.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Legends of the West (1992)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bonanza!, 29 May 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

This film is introduced with the words: "When the great American frontier was resounding with the names of such gunman and outlaws as Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday - a beautiful and flirtatious actress swept through the west with her theatrical troupe. A 'hellion in pink tights,' she was the toast of every settlement from Cheyenne to Virginia City - and became a legend of the old west. This is her story." And, after a creative title sequence, we meet beautiful actress Sophia Loren (as Angela "Angie" Rossini) in a blonde wig, running lines with co-star Anthony Quinn (Thomas "Tom" Healy)...

As the theatrical troupe arrives to perform in Cheyenne, Ms. Loren and ruggedly handsome Steve Forrest (as Clint Mabry) exchange mutually sexy glances. However, Loren decides to remain faithful (at least temporarily) to Mr. Quinn. Their relationship is threatened when Loren loses herself to Mr. Forrest in a poker game. When Loren, Quinn and company are suddenly run out of town, Forrest joins them, protecting his "property." They are threatened by bloodthirsty Native American Indians and respectable gangster Ramon Novarro (as De Leon). Forrest helps with the Indians, but has trouble with Mr. Novarro...

Loren and Quinn are okay, but surprisingly lack chemistry as a couple. Despite his lower billing, Forrest comes across as more like the story's leading man. The supporting cast is very strong: Novarro, a former "silent screen" idol, is exceptional as the main villain; former child star Margaret O'Brien and Eileen Heckart are a delightfully naughty mother/daughter duo; and Edmund Lowe (as Manfred "Doc" Montague) is a bonus, in his last acting appearance. Director George Cukor and his team make it very stylized, with an emphasis on garish color. The film's jarring attitude was later common on television.

******* Heller in Pink Tights (1/1/60) George Cukor ~ Sophia Loren, Steve Forrest, Anthony Quinn, Ramon Novarro

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