The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
This 1955 period piece recreates the notorious events surrounding the murder of architect Stanford White by Harry K. Thaw. This famous homicide, later immortalized in E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime, transpired on the Winter Garden roof in full view of countless theater patrons. Joan Collins stars as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, a single showgirl who grows enamored with the married White (Ray Milland). He takes her to his posh Manhattan loft and enjoys a dalliance with her that includes pushing her on the red velvet swing of the title. Later, Evelyn gets courted by Harry Thaw (Farley Granger, who -… More

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"It never caught my interest despite the juicy sensationalist story it promised to tell."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Little more than a competently acted and shot costume drama, it is neither a film of the ages or for the ages; it is a film that has, however, aged, and poorly."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
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