The Reformer and the Redhead

The Reformer and the Redhead

June Allyson
Director: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama Cast: June Allyson
June Allyson
, Dick Powell
Dick Powell
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama,

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Overview

MGM's The Reformer and the Redhead was the first directorial collaboration of longtime screenwriting partners Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. The reformer is Andrew Rockton Hale (Dick Powell), a mayoral candidate. Hale butts heads with a corrupt political machine, which has recently ordered the firings of several innocent city employees, including zookeeper Kevin Maguire (Cecil Kellaway). The redhead in the case is Maguire's daughter Kathleen (June Allyson), who joins Hale's election team, only to turn on him after a series of misunderstandings. The farcical proceedings culminate in a bit of Bringing Up Baby-style slapstick involving a ferocious lion. By the time Reformer and the Redhead was filmed, Dick Powell and June Allyson had been married for five years.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2013
UPC: 0883316797655
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 31,801

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
June Allyson Kathleen Maguire
Dick Powell Andrew Rockton Hale
David Wayne Arthur Colner Maxwell
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
Ray Collins commodore John Baldwin Parker
Robert Keith Tim Harveigh
Marvin Kaplan Leon
Kathleen Freeman Lily Rayton Parker
Wally Maher Jerry Nolard Boyle
Alex Gerry James I. Michell
Paul Maxey Thompson
Melvin Frank Actor
Spring Byington Actor
Charles Evans Mr. Eberle

Technical Credits
Melvin Frank Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Norman Panama Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Carson Original Story
William Ferrari Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ray June Cinematographer
David Raksin Score Composer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George White Editor

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