Red-Haired Alibi (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Red-Haired Alibi (1932)





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A naive redhead is duped into providing an alibi for a smooth-talking gangster in this low-budget melodrama, the feature-film debut of Shirley Temple.


Merna Kennedy
as Lynn Monith
Grant Withers
as Bob Shelton
Shirley Temple
as Gloria Shelton
Theodore von Eltz
as Trent Travers
Fred Kelsey
as Corcoran
Paul Porcasi
as Margoli
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Critic Reviews for Red-Haired Alibi

All Critics (2)

Rarely-seen B-Movie melodrama which introduced Shirley Temple to feature films.

December 8, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Red-Haired Alibi


Assembly line drama that gets more ridiculous as it goes along. Very early Shirley Temple flick, she is NOT the Red-Haired Alibi of the title, she's precious but for one of the few times in her career not entirely relaxed on screen. It's not surprising considering she had just turned four but she was always so effortlessly natural on screen it's a bit odd to see her obviously waiting for her cue at times. She's only in the film for about 5 or 6 minutes tops. As for the rest of the film it's the standard tale of a naive girl who gets in over her head with a gangster who she doesn't realize is leading her astray and then is trapped when she tries to break free.

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