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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing ()


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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit (Dame Joan Collins), a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White (Ray Milland) and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw... See more »

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Stanford White
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Evelyn Nesbit
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Harry K. Thaw
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Delphin Delmas
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Mrs. Thaw
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Mrs. Nesbit
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Elizabeth White
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Robert Collier (as Philip Reed)
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Gwen Arden
James Lorimer ...
McCaleb
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William Jerome
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Stage Manager (as Robert Simon)
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Dr. Hollingshead
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Hunchbacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemarie Ace ...
Florence Clemens (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
Aladdin ...
Violinist (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Floradora Girl (uncredited)
Heather Ames ...
Bit (uncredited)
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Judge Fitzgerald (uncredited)
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Dinner Theatre Show Patron (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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Thaw's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Betty Caulfield ...
Alice (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Samuel Colt ...
Man in Club (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Reverend McEven (uncredited)
Bing Conley ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
Peggy Connelly ...
Floradora Girl (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Head Steward (uncredited)
Midgie Dare ...
Checkroom Girl (uncredited)
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Warden (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Diane DuBois ...
Floradora Girl (uncredited)
Fred Essler ...
Leopold Borner (uncredited)
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Josie (uncredited)
Art Felix ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Marlene Felton ...
Tennis Girl (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)
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Simpson (uncredited)
Paul Glass ...
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Backstage Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
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Nellie (uncredited)
Buck Harrington ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Dinner Theatre Show Patron (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Saleswoman (uncredited)
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Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
Art Howard ...
Dinner Theatre Guest (uncredited)
Karolee Kelly ...
Margaret (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Tennis Girl (uncredited)
Theresa Lyons ...
Mrs. Comsky (uncredited)
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Man at Building Dedication (uncredited)
Jerry Martin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Elevator Man (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
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Johnson (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)
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Floradora Girl (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Juror (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Manager Van Ness (uncredited)
Ainslie Pryor ...
Sport Donnelly (uncredited)
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Mr. Finley (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Raven ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
Arthur (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
Earl Spainard ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Charles Dana Gibson (uncredited)
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Ludwig (uncredited)
Helen Van Tuyl ...
Mrs. Jennings (uncredited)
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Warden (uncredited)
Fred Walton ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Barbara Wilson ...
Tennis Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Fleischer

Written by

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Walter Reisch ... (written by) and
Charles Brackett ... (written by)

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Charles Brackett ... producer

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Leigh Harline

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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William Mace

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Maurice Ransford
Lyle R. Wheeler

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Stuart A. Reiss
Walter M. Scott

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gaston Glass ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Kadish ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Harry M. Leonard ... sound
Ray Bomba ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ralph Hickey ... sound editor (uncredited)
Gene Previdi ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Art Felix ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Rose ... additional grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director

Music Department

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Ken Darby ... vocal supervisor
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Frank Beach ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
John Clyman ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Abe Most ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Robel ... choreographer
Nina Moise ... dialogue coach: Joan Collins (uncredited)
Stephen Papich ... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

It's the early twentieth century New York City. There exists a high level of animosity by Harry K. Thaw (Farley Granger), a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman, toward renowned architect Stanford White (Ray Milland) for Harry feeling those dealing with the New York City and social set giving Stanford many of the perks that should rightfully have gone to him. While Stanford is mature and refined, Harry is brash, impetuous, and volatile. That animosity is ratcheted up a notch when they both meet Evelyn Nesbit (Dame Joan Collins), a beautiful but poor model with whom they are both infatuated, she appearing in the chorus of her first Broadway musical revue. After getting to know Evelyn, married Stanford, who still loves his wife and thus will not divorce her, wants nonetheless to provide Evelyn with the comforts and breeding of those within his social circle. His infatuation with her is also despite he being old enough to be her father. Harry, who is more age appropriate, takes a more direct approach in his pursuit of Evelyn, he doing whatever to convince her that Stanford is taking advantage of her. Regardless of what the two men do for her, Evelyn admits that she is in love with Stanford, although she is not sure if she can assume the role of the hidden other woman. What happens within this triangle is affected more not by what the two men will do to win Evelyn, but rather the stronger feeling the two men have in not wanting to see Evelyn with the other. Written by Huggo

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Taglines THE RISE - THE FALL of the most beautiful Floradora chorine from penniless model to mistress of $40,000,000 See more »
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Also Known As
  • La fille sur la balançoire (France)
  • La muchacha del trapecio rojo (Spain)
  • To koritsi sti veloudenia kounia (Greece)
  • El escándalo del siglo (Argentina)
  • Das Mädchen auf der Samtschaukel (Austria)
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  • 109 min
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Trivia Marilyn Monroe was Twentieth Century Fox's original choice for the role of Evelyn Nesbit. She turned down this movie, as well as a planned remake of Wabash Avenue (1950) titled "The Girl in Pink Tights" (which was to co-star Dan Dailey and Mitzi Gaynor). As a result, she was put on suspension. Sheree North was then announced as her replacement for both movies until Dame Joan Collins was eventually cast as Nesbit. "The Girl in Pink Tights" project was eventually abandoned. See more »
Goofs In a restaurant scene near the beginning of the film, architect Stanford White castigates a magazine editor for not including in an article about him the Boston Public Library, which he calls "the best thing I ever did." White's partner, Charles Follen McKim designed the Boston Public Library, not White. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Herman Wouk & Van Heflin (1955). See more »
Soundtracks Stéphanie - Gavotte, Op. 312 See more »
Quotes Mrs. Nesbit: I've seen more tears run down the pretty faces than the plain ones.
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