Heller in Pink Tights
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Heller In Pink Tights
The talents of the cast and director George Cukor (A Star Is Born, My Fair Lady), 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… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cukor never loses sight of the theatricality which infuses both the fanciful incarnations of the saltimbanques and the genre conventions of the Western"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Strange mix of show-biz saga and Western, inventively styled."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"It's one of the rare Westerns that explores the barnstorming troupes in the Old West of the 19th-century."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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