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Klondike Annie (1936)

Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

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The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
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Bull Brackett
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Insp. Jack Forrest
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Sister Annie Alden
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Brother Bowser
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Chan Lo
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Big Tess (as Lucille Webster Gleason)
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Vance Palmer
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Fanny Radler
Soo Yong ...
Fah Wong, Rose's Maid
John Rogers ...
Buddie
Ted Oliver ...
Grigsby
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Sir Gilbert
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Vladimar Bykoff ...
Marinoff
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Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

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She Made the Frozen North... Red Hot!

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21 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Frisco Kate  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Eight minutes were deleted from the finished print: the first depicted the killing of the evil Chan Lo and the second showed Rose switching places with Annie, putting makeup on her face. The Legion of Decency refused to allow the film to be released with this second scene uncut, due to Sister Annie's association with the Salvation Army. See more »

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The Frisco Doll: Now I'll tell ya - you people have been on the wrong track, and I'm gonna steer you right You'll never get anywhere because you don't know how to wrassle the devil. Tying a knot in his tail won't throw 'im on his back; you've gotta grab 'im by his horns - you've gotta know him, know his tricks. I know 'em, and how I know 'em! Why, I can make him say uncle - that is, if he's got an uncle.
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It's Better to Give Than to Receive
Written by Gene Austin
Performed by Mae West
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Raoul Walsh Directs Mae West
21 April 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

My only reason of watching this rather trifling Mae West vehicle is that the director is Raoul Walsh. I've never been a big Mae West fan, though I thoroughly liked "She Done Him Wrong" and "I'm No Angel." I had some hopes for "Klondike Annie," but it lamentably turned out one of her dullest efforts. Mae's suggestive one-liners are surprisingly exhausting; her characterization of "the Frisco Doll" is rather fake and unremarkable. Walsh's direction is curiously flat and there's very little of his trademark exuberance to wither the contrived silliness of Mae's script (adapted from her own play "The Frisco Kate").

I saw it back to back with another Mae West movie called "Every Day's a Holiday"(1937). Though Walsh is a vastly superior director than Edward Sutherland, I much prefer that one because it's breezier, funnier, and more enjoyable.

The only good or likable things in "Klondike Annie" are Mae's romantic liaison with the rugged Victor Mclaglen as the rough, grumbling captain of the ship, and the moment when Mae impersonates the Salvation Army missionary. The rest is forgettable


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