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Red-Haired Alibi

1932 1h 15m Drama List
Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Police clear a young newcomer of a shooting when they find a difference in the caliber of the weapon and the bullets After that, a New York gangster hires her to keep him company. Read More Read Less

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Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat Rarely-seen B-Movie melodrama which introduced Shirley Temple to feature films. Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Assembly line drama that gets more ridiculous as it goes along. Very early Shirley Temple flick, she is NOT the Red-Haired Alibi of the title, she's precious but for one of the few times in her career not entirely relaxed on screen. It's not surprising considering she had just turned four but she was always so effortlessly natural on screen it's a bit odd to see her obviously waiting for her cue at times. She's only in the film for about 5 or 6 minutes tops. As for the rest of the film it's the standard tale of a naive girl who gets in over her head with a gangster who she doesn't realize is leading her astray and then is trapped when she tries to break free. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Some VERY bad acting. But also Merna Kennedy, who will be from now on, one of my favourite actresses. For me, a very delightful watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member 62% "From what I know about women, they never know what they're doing...Women are to emotional, you can't trust them."-Trent Traver (Theodore von Eltz) Shirley Temple's first film and doesn't become a singing and dancing puppet until later in her career. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Police clear a young newcomer of a shooting when they find a difference in the caliber of the weapon and the bullets After that, a New York gangster hires her to keep him company.
Director
Christy Cabanne
Screenwriter
Edward T. Lowe Jr.
Production Co
Tower Productions (III)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 4, 2019
Runtime
1h 15m