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Heller in Pink Tights -- Inspired by a novel by best-selling Western author Louis L'Amour, Heller In Pink Tights brings the curtain up on the traveling Healy Dramatic Company, a barnstorming 1880s theatrical troupe that spends part of its time emoting on stage - and most of its time fending off confrontational townfolk, irate creditors and suspicious sheriffs.

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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 »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly bad film from Cukor. 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)
Eddie Baker ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell ... Peasant (uncredited)
Ivan Bell ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
John Benson ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Charles Boaz ... Gambler (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Borzage ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Boyce ... Gambler (uncredited)
Bob Burrows ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Cheyenne Townsman (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)
Paul Cristo ... Cheyenne Townsman (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 McQuary ... 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)
Chalky Williams ... Bonanza Audience Member (uncredited)
Dean Williams ... Kansas Sheriff (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Indian (uncredited)

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
Country:
Language:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The novel and the film are inspired by the life of vaudeville actress Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-1868).See more »
Quotes:
Thomas 'Tom' Healy:[upon being kissed by Angie] Is that for something you did, or something you're gonna do?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Legends of the West (1992)See more »

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13 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly bad film from Cukor., 9 December 1999
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) from Canberra, Australia

This film is really very badly directed - which is amazing given Cukor's excellent filmography. He rarely focuses the attention of the viewer where it should be - and seems obsessed with close-ups on Sophia's eyes. I wonder if Carlo Ponti interfered a lot here - as Sophia is rarely out of shot, to the detriment of the other characters and the film. This is one of Sophia's worst performances - she seems to be struggling with her lines - although she looks good blonde. The excellent supporting cast is wasted - even Anthony Quinn is allowed little screen time. Eileen Heckhart is allowed even less time, but it's interesting to see child actress Margaret O'Brien in a rare adult role. Her little girl voice is jarring however. The only reason to see this film is to witness the final performance of the legendary Ramon Novarro. He is splendid and stylish as the villain - a great lesson in screen acting, although again we don't see enough of him. Is there a story about the making of this film? I wonder if Cukor had to battle the Ponti-Loren partnership and was forced to give too much screen time to Sophia. What a mistake!

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