Heller in Pink Tights


Nineteenth century Wyoming: the wild West. Mild-mannered Tom Healy has a two-wagon theater troupe hounded by creditors because Angela, his leading lady and the object of his affection, constantly buys clothes. In Cheyenne, they meet with applause, so they hope to stay awhile: the theater owner likes Angela, and she keeps him on a string. She's also the object of the attentions of Mabry, a gunslinger who's owed money by the richest man in Bonanza. Complications arise and the troupe heads for Bonanza, through hostile Indian territory. Is the troupe doomed to a peripatetic life, is Mabry in danger, and does Tom stand a chance with Angela, a hellion in pink tights?

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  1. Louis L'Amour


  2. Dudley Nichols


  3. George Cukor


  4. Walter Bernstein


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren

    Angela Rossini

  2. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Thomas 'Tom' Healy

  3. Margaret O'Brien

    Margaret O'Brien

    Della Southby

  4. Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Clint Mabry

  5. Eileen Heckart

    Eileen Heckart

    Mrs. Lorna Hathaway

  6. Ramon Novarro

    Ramon Novarro

    De Leon

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • March 1, 1960



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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Heller? Hell No!

Heller in Pink Tights is directed by George Cukor and adapted to screenplay by Walter Bernstein from the novel "Heller With a Gun" written by Louis L'Amour. It stars Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest, Eileen Heckart and Ramon Novarro. Music is by Daniele Amfitheatrof and cinematography by Harold Lipstein.

In simple terms this is Cukor trying to be clever whilst doing his only Western film. Plot basically follows The Great Healy Dramatic and Concert Company as they represent civilisation and culture coming to the Wild West. It's part spoof, part... read the rest.

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