The Reformer and the Redhead

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The Reformer and the Redhead
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June Allyson in the film
Directed by Melvin Frank
Written by Melvin Frank
Norman Panama
Story by Robert Carson
Starring June Allyson
Dick Powell
Music by David Raksin
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by George White
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • May 5, 1950 (1950-05-05)
Running time 90 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,123,000[1]
Box office $2,127,000[1]

The Reformer and the Redhead is a 1950 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Melvin Frank, and starring June Allyson, Dick Powell, and David Wayne.[2]


Kathleen Maguire (Allyson) is the daughter of a long-time zookeeper Dr. Kevin G. Maguire (Cecil Kellaway), who is fired from his job for political reasons. She turns to crusading young attorney, Andrew Rockton Hale (Powell), for help. Trouble comes both in the form of political corruption and a loose lion.



According to MGM records the film earned $1,688,000 in the US and Canada and $439,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $214,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (April 10, 1950). "The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)". The New York Times. 

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