Those Redheads from Seattle is a 1953 American musical film, produced in 3-D and Technicolor, directed by Lewis R. Foster, starring Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Teresa Brewer and Agnes Moorehead, and released by Paramount Pictures. It was the first 3-D musical.
The film was originally called The Sisters from Seattle and was to have starred Rhonda Fleming, John Payne and Arlene Dahl. It was going to be the first musical from Pine-Thomas Productions.
In January 1953 it was announced the film would be shot in 3-D.
Dahl dropped out as well and was replaced by Mindy Carson. She fell through and was replaced by singer Teresa Brewer. It was Brewer’s first film but Pine and Thomas saw a screen test she made for 20th Century Fox the previous year, and were impressed by a poll of theatre owners which listed her among the top five singers in the country. She had to dye her brown hair red to match Fleming’s hair.
In February 1953 Payne was ruled out of the film and was replaced by Gene Barry, who had just starred in War of the Worlds. He was joined by singer Guy Mitchell and performing group The Bell Sisters.
Jean Parker who had made a number of films for Pine-Thomas in the 1940s returned to the screen for the first time in three years to play a role.
Filming started March 1953. In April the title was changed to Those Redheads from Seattle.
The film was released in 3-D and non-3-D versions- Paramount gave exhibitors the right to choose.
DVD-R comes packaged as shown with 2 pair of 3-D glasses!