Release date1955 WriterTerence Rattigan (play), Terence Rattigan (screenplay) CastMoira Shearer (Sylvia / Daphne / Olga / Colette), John Justin (Lord Binfield), Roland Culver (Major Oscar Philipson), Gladys Cooper (Lady Binfield), Denholm Elliott (Denis), Harry Andrews (Williams) Similar moviesHarold French directed The Man Who Loved Redheads and Quiet Weekend
The Man Who Loved Redheads is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Harold French and starring Moira Shearer, John Justin and Roland Culver. The film is based on the play Who is Sylvia? (1950) by Terence Rattigan.
It contains a ballet sequence containing extracts from The Sleeping Beauty, which was decorated by Loudon Sainthill.
Moira Shearer - Sylvia / Daphne / Olga / Colette
John Justin - Mark St. Neots, Lord Binfield
Roland Culver - Oscar
Gladys Cooper - Caroline, Lady Binfield
Denholm Elliott - Dennis
Harry Andrews - Williams
Patricia Cutts - Bubbles
Moyra Fraser - Ethel
John Hart - Sergei
Joan Benham - Chloe
Jeremy Spenser - Young Mark
Melvyn Hayes - Sydney
Kenneth More - Narrator (voice)
The film was the last movie from director Harold French:
I didn't like that - I didn't enjoy making it, or seeing it. I got on all right with Moira but I didn't think she was quite strong enough. I felt we were under-cast. You couldn't meet a nicer man than the leading man, John Justin, but I really wanted Kenneth More. But it wasn't a very good play and Terry did the screenplay as well. Of course Gladys Cooper steals the whole think in the last few minutes... I quarrelled with Korda about it. I had a clause in my contract with him that he wasn't to come on the set, but he did come a few times and suggest very old fashioned ideas. His days as a great producer were pretty much over by then and he was tired.