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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

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Subject: Marilyn Monroe, Joan Collins, Evelyn Nesbit, Glenda Farrell, Farley Granger, Richard Fleischer, Luther Adler, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ruta Lee, Frances Fuller
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Written by Walter Reisch
Charles Brackett
Starring Ray Milland
Joan Collins
Farley Granger
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Edited by William Mace
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates October 1, 1955
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.7 million[1]
Box office $1.3 million (US)[2]

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is a 1955 film directed by Richard Fleischer from a screenplay by Walter Reisch and Charles Brackett, and starring Joan Collins, Ray Milland, and Farley Granger. The film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox, which had originally planned to put Marilyn Monroe in the title role, and then suspended her when she refused to do the film.[3]


The film relates the fictionalized story of Evelyn Nesbit. Nesbit was a model and actress who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the June 1906 murder of her former lover, architect Stanford White, by her husband, rail and coal tycoon Harry Kendall Thaw. Nesbit served as a technical adviser on the film.



  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey (1989), Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, The Scarecrow Filmmakers, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, p. 249, ISBN  
  2. ^ "The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955", Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 .
  3. ^ "Trivia", IMDb .

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