Those Redheads From Seattle in 3D

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USA | 1953 | 90 minutes | Lewis Foster

Fully restored to its original Technicolor three-dimensional glory—practically unseen since its 1953 premiere at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre—this riotous Gold Rush musical stars Agnes Moorhead as the matriarch of a group of burlesque performers.

Festival Passes will be accepted for this special presentation.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Purchased Tickets
  • Limited Availability
  • On Standby
  • Matinee

SIFF Cinema Uptown

6:30 PM Date has passed LLimited Availability Film Restorer Robert Furmanek scheduled to attend

"No wonder the Klondike is all fired up!" the trailer to this 3-D musical western exclaims. "Those redheads from Seattle are headed that way in this lusty musical story of the Gold Rush days." It's 1898, and Mrs. Edmonds (Agnes Moorehead) and her four daughters head up to Dawson City, Yukon to find their fortune, perform in the local burlesque hall, and reconnect with their patriarch. But when they find him deceased, they attempt to put together the pieces of his untimely demise while still kicking up their heels. Predating Kiss Me Kate by a full month, Those Redheads from Seattle was the first movie musical shot in 3-D. However, by the time it premiered at Seattle's own Paramount Theatre on September 23, 1953, the filmmaking device was already on its way out, viewed as a passing gimmick and marred by subpar projection. Thanks to a brand-new restoration, this singing-and-dancing Klondike extravaganza is back in its original form for the first time in over 60 years. Time to head to the wild North in this Technicolor marvel, co-starring Rhonda Fleming, chart-topping chanteuse Teresa Brewer in her only film, and 1950s singing sensation the Bell Sisters, featuring original songs by Bob Merrill, Johnny Mercer, Ray Evans, and Jay Livingston.

Director Biography

Composer, songwriter, author, and director Lewis Foster began his directorial and screenwriting career in the 1920s. His films range in genre from comedy to noir, drama, and adventure. Some of his most notable screenplays include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Million Dollar Legs (1939), and The More the Merrier (1943).

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company

  • Director: Lewis Foster
  • Principal Cast: Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Teresa Brewer, The Bell Sisters
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1953
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: William H. Pine, William C. Thomas
  • Screenplay: Lewis R. Foster, Daniel Mainwaring, George Worthing Yates
  • Cinematographers: Lionel Lindon
  • Editors: Archie Marshek
  • Music: Sidney Cutner, Leo Shuken
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Sign of Zorro (1958); Crashout (1955); Tropic Zone (1953); El Paso (1949)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP 3D