Watch Those Redheads From Seattle
- 1 hr 30 min
Those Redheads From Seattle is a musical western film set in 1898, released in 1953. The film was directed by Lewis R. Foster and features Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, and Agnes Moorehead in lead roles. The movie was filmed in the 3D widescreen format and features several musical and dance numbers. The story revolves around the arrival of the Putnam family in Alaska, which is still a wild and lawless frontier at the turn of the century. The Putnams are a family of red-haired performers, including the mother (Agnes Moorehead) and four daughters: Pat (Rhonda Fleming), Kathy (Teresa Brewer), Connie (Cynthia and Kay Bell), and Nell (unfortunately, without a singing voice). They have come to Alaska to open a saloon, hoping to make a living off the gold-rush miners and an army fort nearby. Unbeknownst to the Putnams, the saloon they have purchased is already owned by a handsome and roguish gambler named Johnny Kisco (Gene Barry), who had taken the previous owner's payment for the saloon and had disappeared with it. Johnny is attracted to Pat and convinces her to partner with him in running the saloon, with the promise of splitting the profits. Johnny also wants to find the stolen payment for an entirely different reason. He has to pay off a tribe of Tlingit Indians to leave him alone â he had conned them by selling them faulty rifles earlier. The Indians have already killed two men in retaliation, and Johnny wants to prevent further bloodshed. As Pat and Johnny get involved with each other, the storyline gets complicated by introducing a third love interest for Pat - a handsome army lieutenant named Bob (Guy Mitchell). He is a representative of the law, sent to take control of Alaska's lawless situation. He is also interested in Pat's charms and a bit annoyed that Johnny distracts her from him. With a lot of singing and dancing, the story unfolds as the Putnams keep the saloon running while trying to keep their family together against the obstacles coming their way. At the same time, Johnny tries to avoid an inevitable confrontation with the Indians, while also working his way into Pat's heart. And Lieutenant Bob attempts to establish the law in the town while also getting closer to Pat. The 3D filming of Those Redheads From Seattle was well-received and added an extra layer of involvement and depth to the film. The musical numbers are catchy, with a mix of original and traditional songs, and some spectacular choreography. Rhonda Fleming leads the way with her big voice and an impressive performance. The movie also includes a three-minute underwater ballet scene. Overall, Those Redheads From Seattle provides a fun and lightweight entertainment option with some great music and dance numbers. It is far from being a cinema masterpiece, but it is worth the watch, especially for those who appreciate classic musical movies.