Heller in Pink Tights (1960)





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A satirical Western about The Great Healy Dramatic and Concert Company, a traveling road show trying desperately to survive and beset by financial problems. The main actress (Sophia Loren) in the troupe has a knack for getting into trouble. Losing in a poker game doesn't help her or the show. She must depend on the manager (Anthony Quinn) for help. Film is based on a novel by Louis L'Amour and directed by George Cukor.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Western
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Paramount Pictures

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Sophia Loren
as Angela Rossini
Anthony Quinn
as Thomas 'Tom' Healy
Ramon Novarro
as De Leon
Frank Cordell
as Theodore
Cactus Mack
as William
Edward Binns
as Sheriff McClain
Warren Wade
as Hodges
Frank Silvera
as Santis
Cal Bolder
as Goober
Robert Palmer
as McAllister
Howard McNear
as Photographer
Taggart Casey
as 1st Gunslinger
Leo V. Matranga
as 2nd Gunslinger
David Armstrong
as Achilles
Alfred Tonkel
as Calchas
Bobby Darin
as Servant
Bryn Davis
as Venus
Cathy Cox
as Juno
Rodd Redwing
as Indian
Bernard Nedell
as Acting Double for Edmund Lowe
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Critic Reviews for Heller in Pink Tights

All Critics (4)

Cukor never loses sight of the theatricality which infuses both the fanciful incarnations of the saltimbanques and the genre conventions of the Western

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Strange mix of show-biz saga and Western, inventively styled.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Classic Film and Television

It's one of the rare Westerns that explores the barnstorming troupes in the Old West of the 19th-century.

Full Review… | November 3, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More a comedy about showbiz that Western per se, Cukor's foray into the horseopera genre, based on Louis L'Amour novella, stars Sophia Loren as the leading lady of a troupe touring the frontier.

Full Review… | July 11, 2006

Audience Reviews for Heller in Pink Tights


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

This movie is really fun, and I liked Loren's character, she gives a good performance in this movie. I really liked this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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