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The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 May 1950 (USA)
Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Kathleen Maguire
... Andrew Rockton Hale
... Arthur Colner Maxwell
... Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
... Commodore John Baldwin Parker
... Tim Harveigh
... Leon
... Lily Rayton Parker
Wally Maher ... Jerry Nolard Boyle
... James I. Michell
... Mr. Eberle (as Charles Evens)
Paul Maxey ... Thompson
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Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering local political corruption and dealing with a lion that's escaped from the zoo, the two manage to fall in love. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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5 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Une rousse obstinée  »

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$1,123,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In early 1949, Lana Turner and Robert Taylor were set to star in this picture, according to a contemporary item in The Hollywood Reporter. See more »

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Andrew 'Andy' Rockton Hale: What's the matter, you yellow or something?
Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: Yellow? If I had wheels I'd be a taxi cab.
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Breezy June Allyson-Dick Powell Comedy
7 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Pleasant little comedy about politics with Dick Powell the reformer and June Allyson the spunky redhead. He's running for mayor and ties in with the crooked Ray Collins until he uncovers some dirt about him and exposes him. She's the daughter of a zoo director (Cecil Kellaway) who gets fired for crossing Collins. Not quite a screwball comedy since the politics angle anchors this one in a sense of reality.

Allyson and Powell are terrific together, with an easy-going charm and banter that probably reflects their married life together. Also on the plus side are funny supporting turns by David Wayne and Marvin Kaplan (who's still with us) as Powell's office associates. Robert Keith plays a gruff reporter, and the always-watchable Kathleen Freeman has a cat fight scene with Allyson. In bits, Mae Clarke as a cashier and John Hamilton as the police captain.

Oh and the animals are good too.


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