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Heller in Pink Tights Details


The talents of the cast and director George Cukor (George Cukor, George Cukor), combine to bring off this otherwise routine Western based on a Louis L'Amour novel. Sophia Loren is Angela Rossini, a woman who seems to create the situations she gets into, and Anthony Quinn is the strong, silent but soft-hearted Tom Healy. Rather than playing it straight, Cukor opts for satire and effective comedy in taking "The Great Healy Dramatic and Concert Co.," with its two-wagon loads of thespians and their gear, and turning it into a fun romp. As the troupe carries on with their performances heading through Wyoming, they are fighting for their economic survival and, as often as not, running like the devil from the law. There is a likeable villain in the piece, Mabry (Steve Forrest), a zany woman who has "sacrificed" her own dubious stage career for that of her daughter (Eileen Heckart), a so-called Shakespearean actor (Edmund Love), a banker with menacing undertones (Ramon Novarro), and a really hysterical Indian attack. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:February 29, 1960


Sophia Loren
as Angela Rossini
Anthony Quinn
as Tom Healy
Eileen Heckart
as Mrs. Lorna Hathaway
Ramon Novarro
as DeLeon
Margaret O'Brien
as Clarabel Tilbee
Steve Forrest
as Clint Mabry
Edmund Lowe
as Manfred "Doc" Montague
Edward Binns
as Sheriff McClain
Warren Wade
as Hodges
Frank Silvera
as Santis
Cal Bolder
as Goober
Taggart Casey
as 1st Gunslinger
Howard McNear
as Photographer
Amanda Randolph
as Maid
Iron Eyes Cody
Rodd Redwing
Alfred Tonkel
as Calchas
Cactus Mack
as William
Bobby Darin
as Servant
Frank Cordell
as Theodore
Geraldine Wall
as Madam


George Cukor
Carlo Ponti
Marcello Girosi
Dudley Nichols
Walter Bernstein
Harold Lipstein
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Eugene Allen
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Grace Gregory
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Val Raset