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.
Rating: NR
Genre: Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Western
Directed By: George Cukor
Written By: Walter Bernstein , Dudley Nichols
In Theaters: wide
Paramount Pictures


Sophia Loren
as Angela Rossini
Anthony Quinn
as Thomas 'Tom' Healy
Frank Cordell
as Theodore
Cactus Mack
as William
Edward Binns
as Sheriff McClain
Cal Bolder
as Goober
Robert Palmer
as McAllister
Howard McNear
as Photographer
Taggart Casey
as 1st Gunslinger
Leo V. Matranga
as 2nd Gunslinger
Bobby Darin
as Servant
Bernard Nedell
as Acting Double for Edmund Lowe
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Critic Reviews for Heller in Pink Tights

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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
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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.

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Aj V

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