Redhead from Manhattan

Redhead from Manhattan

64 mins | Comedy | May 6, 1943

Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine (both parts played by Lupe Vélez), who's having problems with her marriage and needs to make a getaway. Neither Elaine's husband or Rita's saxophone-player boyfriend are aware of the switch.

Redhead from Manhattan

64 mins | Comedy | May 6, 1943

Redhead from Manhattan
Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine (both parts played by Lupe Vélez), who's having problems with her marriage and needs to make a getaway. Neither Elaine's husband or Rita's saxophone-player boyfriend are aware of the switch.
Producers Columbia Pictures
Original title Redhead from Manhattan
Directors Lew Landers
Writers Joseph Hoffman, Rex Taylor

Cast

Lupe Vélez

as Rita Manners / Elaine Manners

Michael Duane

as Jimmy Randall

Tim Ryan

as Mike Glendon

Gerald Mohr

as Chick Andrews

Lillian Yarbo

as Polly

Arthur Loft

as Sig Hammersmith

Lewis Wilson

as Paul

Clancy Cooper

as Policeman

Johnny Mitchell

as Marty Britt

Lynton Brent

as Musician

Stanley Brown

as Clarinet Player

Alma Carroll

as Telephone Operator

Ben Carter

as Mark Anthony Brown

Peter Dunn

as Henchman

Tay Dunn

as Henchman

Edythe Elliott

as Nurse

John Estes

as Club Patron

Connie Evans

as Club Patron

Jack Gardner

as Booker

Roger Gray

as Fisherman

Al Herman

as Bartender

Robert F. Hill

as Counterman

Eddie Kane

as Orchestra Leader

Donald Kerr

as Musician

Adele Mara

as Check Girl

Gertrude Messinger

as Club Patron

Pat O'Malley

as Cop

Larry Parks

as Flirt

Shirley Patterson

as Telephone Operator

Ezelle Poule

as Club Patron

Mickey Rentschler

as Club Patron

Frank Richards

as Fisherman

Dewey Robinson

as Truck Driver

Richard Talmadge

as Fisherman

Charles Williams

as Box Office Attendant