Heller In Pink Tights
Sophia Loren is Angela Rossini, a woman who seems to create the situations she gets into, and Anthony Quinn is the strong, silent but soft-hearted Tom Healy. As the troupe carries on with their performances heading through Wyoming, they are fighting for their economic survival and, as often as not, running like the devil from the law.
There is a likeable villain in the piece, Mabry (Steve Forrest), a zany woman who has “sacrificed” her own dubious stage career for that of her daughter (Eileen Heckart), a so-called Shakespearean actor (Edmund Love), a banker with menacing undertones (Ramon Novarro), and a really hysterical Indian attack.
- " Cukor never loses sight of the theatricality which infuses both the fanciful incarnations of the saltimbanques and the genre conventions of the Western. " – Fernando F. Croce
- " Strange mix of show-biz saga and Western, inventively styled. " – Michael E. Grost
- " More a comedy about showbiz that Western per se, Cukor's foray into the horse opera genre, based on Louis L'Amour novella, stars Sophia Loren as the leading lady of a troupe touring the frontier. " – Emanuel Levy