Thursday, 10 January 2013

80's Flashback: The Woman In Red

In a scene reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe'e air-vent scene from The Seven Year Itch, Kelly LeBrock glides into eyeshot of Teddy played by Gene Wilder. Clearly designed to arouse, The Woman In Red is one of the more main stream sex comedies of the early 1980's.

In the movie Teddy becomes fixated by Charlotte a model who works on a cable car campaign in his office. Filled with innuendo, confused encounters, and enough slapstick to make the movie a typical Gene Wilder classic.

Stevie Wonder delivered the score and there were several collaborations with Dione Warwick. The most popular song from the film was Wonder's classic I Just Called To Say I Love You.

I saw the movie on its premier on BBC2 during the Christmas period in 1987, and it became a firm favourite. I had watched the movie three times in about a week, having recorded it on videotape. Unusually, the censors at the BBC were kind and the movie only suffered one small cut.

Purchase The Woman In Red from Amazon completely uncut by clicking the link below. You can even get the soundtrack.

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