The Woman in Red, released in 1984, was a
romantic comedy that starred Gene Wilder as Theodore
Price and Kelly LeBrock as Charlotte (the woman in
red). The film did well at the box office, and received
positive reviews. It was model Kelly LeBrock’s film
debut, featuring the iconic scene where she purposely
walks over a blowing grate, which causes her dress to
fly up (like Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch).
movie, it was that dress scene that began ad exec Teddy
Pierce’s (Wilder) obsession with Charlotte (LeBrock).
Although Teddy is happily married, he cannot get the
image of this beautiful woman out of his mind. Come
hell or high water, Teddy convinces himself that he must
get with Charlotte, and with the encouragement of his
friends, he sets off on the quest. After a few
miss-starts, Teddy does eventually place himself in
situations where he can “run into” Charlotte, which
ultimately leads to what he has wanted all along, an
intimate encounter. However, just before the deed comes
to fruition, Charlotte’s husband walks in, and Teddy
must escape to the ledge of her high rise apartment,
where onlookers on the street below think he is
in the end, the act was never consummated, and Teddy
returned to his old life.