The Reformer and the Redhead

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1950
  • Running time: 90 min
The reformer is Andrew Rockton Hale (Dick Powell), running for mayor on a good-government platform. The redhead is Kathleen Maguire (June Allyson), a zoo superintendent’s daughter who keeps a full-grown lion as a house cat. When a corrupt party boss... read more

The reformer is Andrew Rockton Hale (Dick Powell), running for mayor on a good-government platform. The redhead is Kathleen Maguire (June Allyson), a zoo superintendent’s daughter who keeps a full-grown lion as a house cat. When a corrupt party boss unjustly bounces Maguire’s father from his job, the two become political – and romantic – partners, despite Hale’s misgivings about hanging around 500 pounds of feline. And that’s before a different lion escapes from the zoo, and Hale confuses the predator for the pet!

Original Release

05/05/1950

US Release

05/05/1950

Cast

June Allyson Kathleen Maguire / Kathleen "Kathy" Maguire
Dick Powell Andrew Rockton Hale / Andrew Hale
David Wayne Arthur Colner Maxwell / Arthur Maxwell
Ray Collins Commodore John Baldwin Parker / Commodoro John Balwind Parker
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
Robert Keith Tim Harveigh
Marvin Kaplan Leon
Kathleen Freeman Lily Rayton Parker
Alex Gerry James I. Michell / James Michell
Frank Sully Joe, a Policeman / Joe - Cop with Blackeye
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Writers

Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Robert Carson

Cast

June Allyson Kathleen Maguire / Kathleen "Kathy" Maguire
Dick Powell Andrew Rockton Hale / Andrew Hale
David Wayne Arthur Colner Maxwell / Arthur Maxwell
Ray Collins Commodore John Baldwin Parker / Commodoro John Balwind Parker
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
Robert Keith Tim Harveigh
Marvin Kaplan Leon
Kathleen Freeman Lily Rayton Parker
Alex Gerry James I. Michell / James Michell
Frank Sully Joe, a Policeman / Joe - Cop with Blackeye
Mae Clarke Counter Lady with Change for a Quarter
Wally Maher Jerry Nolard Boyle
Charles Evans Mr. Eberle / Eberle
Paul Maxey Thompson
John Hamilton Police Captain
Jerry Paris Radio Station Callboy / Radio Station Call Boy
Grace Albertson Woman in Hotel Lobby
Joel Allen Cop
Frank Baker Man at Support Rally
Margaret Bert Undetermined Secondary Role

Producers

Editors

George White

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