Heller in Pink Tights

Film, Action and adventure
Cukor's one stab at the Western genre was a typically personal response to the conventions, playing much of the adventure for comedy, and centering the plot around a touring theatrical troupe. As in so many of his films, the relationship between life and theatre is explored as the company, performing to ramshackle communities in an untamed frontier, act out heroic tales of love, passion and honourable death, surrounded by an altogether less romantic reality in which people struggle simply to survive. As in A Star Is Born and Les Girls, Hoyningen-Huene's colour designs are magnificent, and under the expert eye of Cukor, even Loren and Quinn give superb performances.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Cukor
Screenwriter: Dudley Nichols, Walter Bernstein
Cast: Sophia Loren
Anthony Quinn
Margaret O'Brien
Steve Forrest
Edmund Lowe
Eileen Heckart
Ramon Novarro
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