Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Framed in flashback form, The Man Who Loved Redheads is an anecdotal comedy about a man (John Justin) whose life is defined by his first romantic experience. That liaison occurred in Justin's youth with the luscious Moira Shearer (for her alone, this film must be seen in its original Technicolor). When the young man matures and enters the diplomatic world, he spends the rest of his career searching for his first love. Along the way, he romances two redheaded damsels who look exactly like Ms. Shearer--as well they may, since Shearer plays all the women in Justin's life. Terence Rattigan adapted The Man Who Loved Redheads from his own stage play Who Is Sylvia?
boy, Britain, crush, dance [art], diner, diplomat, extramarital-affair, first-love, guest, husband, infatuation, love, mannequin, obsession, passion, romance, Russia, wife, youth