The Woman in Red (1984)

The Woman in Red (1984)

Taglines: He’s head over heels and headed straight for trouble!

San Francisco ad man Teddy Pierce is amused by, then obsessed with, a beautiful woman whose red dress goes whooshing over her head from a gust of wind, blowing her skirt and showing her red satin bikini panties while she crosses a grate. Teddy is happily married to Didi, but he cannot get this woman out of his mind. Encouraged by his friends Buddy, Joe and Michael, he tries to ask her for a date but mistakenly phones Ms. Milner, a plain ad-agency employee who is flattered by his interest.

Teddy ultimately does become acquainted with the woman in red, a model named Charlotte, going horseback riding with her and even inviting her to a relative’s party. He radically alters his wardrobe and begins using elaborate ruses to see Charlotte socially. Meanwhile, he incurs the wrath of Ms. Milner, whom he stands up.

The Woman in Red (1984)

Events come to a head in Charlotte’s high-rise apartment, where she invites Teddy into her bed. He is thrilled until her airline pilot husband suddenly comes home. Trying to escape, Teddy ends up on a ledge, where passersby below believe he is about to commit suicide, all captured on live television. He jumps out the window and waits to be caught by the firemen. While falling, Teddy starts to become interested in a newswoman who smiles at him.

The Woman in Red is a 1984 American romantic comedy film directed by and starring Gene Wilder. Wilder also wrote the script, adapting it from the Yves Robert film Pardon Mon Affaire. It co-stars Charles Grodin, Gilda Radner, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey and Kelly Le Brock. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song: “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, performed by Stevie Wonder.

The Woman in Red (1984)

The Woman in Red Movie Poster (1984)

The Woman in Red (1984)

Directed by: Gene Wilder
Starring: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Joseph Bologna, Gilda Radner, Kyle T. Heffner, Kyra Stempel, Viola Kates Stimpson
Screenplay by: Jean-Loup Dabadie, Yves Robert
Production Design by: David L. Snyder
Cinematography by: Fred Schuler
Film Editing by: Christopher Greenbury
Costume Design by: Ruth Myers
Set Decoration by: Peg Cummings
Music by: John Morris
Distributed by: Orion Pictures
Release Date: August 15, 1984