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FULL SYNOPSIS

The notoriously temperamental Miriam Hopkins is ideally cast as equally contentious theatrical prima donna Mrs. Leslie Carter in The Lady With Red Hair. As rapidly paced as any Warner Bros. gangster picture, the film charts Caroline Carter's rise to fame on Broadway through the auspices of impresario David Belasco (Claude Rains). The screenwriters take great pains to cast Carter in a sympathetic light, suggesting that she turned to the lucrative world of the theater to regain custody of her son (Johnnie Russell), won by her husband in their acrimonious 1889 divorce settlement. Though at first she meets with nothing but failure, our heroine perseveres, and by 1904 she is the idol of millions throughout the world. Along the way, she marries visionary producer Lou Payne (Richard Ainley), but by film's end she is reunited with her mentor Belasco. A young Cornel Wilde makes his screen debut as an aspiring actor in a boarding-house sequence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Miriam Hopkins
as Mrs. Leslie Carter
Claude Rains
as David Belasco
Laura Hope Crews
as Mrs. Dudley
Helen Westley
as Mrs. Frazier
John Litel
as Charles Bryant
Mona Barrie
as Mrs. Brooks
Victor Jory
as George Clifton
Cecil Kellaway
as Mr. Chapman
Fritz Leiber
as Mr. Foster
Johnny Russell
as Dudley Carter
Selmar Jackson
as Henry De Mille
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Humbert
John Hamilton
as Mr. Graham
Helene Millard
as Mrs. Ballard
John Ridgely
as Actor Playing Paul
Paul Stanton
as Mr. Winter
Frank Wilcox
as Mr. Lynn
Maris Wrixon
as Miss Annie Ellis
Maurice Cass
as Scenic artist
William B. Davidson
as Stock Company Manager
Huntly Gordon
as Actor Playing John
Creighton Hale
as Eddie the Reporter
Russell Hicks
as Man
Halliwell Hobbes
as Judge
William Hopper
as Theater Attendant
Doris Lloyd
as Teacher
Cyril Ring
as Playwright
Alexis Smith
as Girl at Wedding
Cornel Wilde
as Mr. Williams
Doris Lloyd
as Teacher
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Humbert
Alexis Smith
as Girl at Wedding
Huntly Gordon
as Actor Playing John
William Hopper
as Theater Attendant
John Hamilton
as Mr. Graham
Halliwell Hobbes
as Judge
Creighton Hale
as Eddie the Reporter
Maris Wrixon
as Miss Annie Ellis
Helene Millard
as Mrs. Ballard
Russell Hicks
as Man
Maurice Cass
as Scenic artist
John Ridgely
as Actor Playing Paul
Cyril Ring
as Playwright
Frank Wilcox
as Mr. Lynn
William B. Davidson
as Stock Company Manager
Paul Stanton
as Mr. Winter

Crew

Curtis Bernhardt
Director
Jack L. Warner
Producer
Edmund Grainger
Producer
Milton Krims
Screenwriter
Charles Kenyon
Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer
Heinz Roemheld
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
James Gibbon
Editor
Max Parker
Art Director
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
Perc Westmore
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