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Totally disastrous... a curio for Jeanette MacDonald fans ...
It takes sterner stuff than mine to sit through this disastrous relic of a film that looks as if this was made during the silent film era--the acting by Jeanette and the rest of the cast is a holdover from silent film.
The few songs are forgettable and clumsily inserted into the plot, amounting to nothing at all. None of the actors are well-known aside from Jeanette who plays a heroine who is finally reunited with her long lost lover in the Yukon. No use going into details.
The final scenes involving a dirigible disaster are clunky and poorly edited with the most artificial looking icebergs (and icicles) ever filmed amid a snowbound exterior. And for some strange reason, color is used for this sequence alone. It doesn't help.
Neither color nor some feeble humor from Joe E. Brown is able to do anything to raise the level of this grotesque failure.
Not worth a watch--or a listen.
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