The New Pictures, Nov. 7, 1949

Red, Hot and Blue (Paramount) is musical slapstick featuring Betty Hutton who, given a few comic situations and lively rhythms, appears to be a fissionable element exploding into energy and noise.

As a stage-struck hayseed from Ohio, Betty is in love with a struggling young director (Victor Mature). She is also in love with the tinsel night life of the big city, a yen which presently involves her in murder and a violent brush with the underworld.

Funniest spot in the show: a jump version of Hamlet in which Betty plays a scraggy, wild-eyed Ophelia....

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