Red, Hot and Blue is a musical comedy film starring Betty Hutton as an actress who gets mixed up with gangsters and murder. Frank Loesser wrote the songs and also acted in the film. The film has no connection to Cole Porter 's play of the same name. Hair-Do Lempke snatches actress Eleanor Collier, believing her to be a witness to the murder of his gangster boss. Eleanor tells him her story. While rooming with girlfriends Sandra and No-No and desperately trying to become a star, Eleanor resists the marriage proposals of theater director Danny James, her boyfriend.
Her agent Charlie Baxter sets her up on a date with wealthy Alex Creek, who owns a baseball team and occasionally sponsors the careers of starlets. Alex's wife objects, dumping water on Eleanor. A bigshot, Bunny Harris, is introduced to Eleanor and might help her career.
While in his apartment, though, Bunny is gunned down and Eleanor learns from Hair-Do to her surprise that Bunny was a crook. She holds the bad guys at bay until Danny rides to the rescue. The film was originally called The Broadway Story. It was the second film from Pioneer Pictures, a recently formed independent production company. It was to start filming 1 October following the production of Pioneer's first film, Kingsblood Royal , based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.
Frank Tashlin was hired to rewrite the script. The film was retitled Restless Angel. Ray Milland was going to star, but it was decided to loan him out to Fox; his role was taken by Victor Mature , who had just made Samson and Delilah for Paramount. The title was changed again to Red Hot and Blue. June Havoc was cast after Betty Hutton saw her appear on stage in Rain. Filming ended in March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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