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The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | Western  -  18 March 1938 (USA)
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Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Robbins
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Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson
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Jack Rance
Leo Carrillo ...
'Mosquito'
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'Alabama'
Leonard Penn ...
Pedro
Priscilla Lawson ...
Nina Martinez
Bob Murphy ...
Olin Howland ...
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Minstrel Joe
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Nick
Brandon Tynan ...
The Professor
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Father Sienna
Monty Woolley ...
Governor
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Uncle Davy
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Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there, especially to Sheriff Jack Rance. On the way to Monterey to sing at a mass officiated by Father Sienna, her stagecoach is held up by the infamous masked bandit, Ramerez. He too takes a fancy to Mary, and decides to secretly follow her, taking on the identity of an officer named, Lieutenant Johnson. While in Monterey, he dances, sings and courts Mary, who has now fallen in love with him. He then has to make a quick getaway. In the mean-time, Sheriff Jack has set up a trap to catch Ramerez at "The Poker". When Ramerez does arrive he soon discovers that Mary is the owner, and quickly changes to the identity of Lieutenant Johnson. How long can this sherade last? Written by Kelly

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sheriff | saloon | california | gold | bandit | See more »

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With a song on their lips and romance in their hearts...come the screen's glorious sweethearts of Maytime! See more »


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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La belle cabaretière  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Giacomo Puccini adapted Belasco's play as an opera, La fanciulla del West, which opened in New York in 1910. It's still in the repertoire of major opera companies throughout the world.   See more »

Quotes

Ramerez: I hope I'll see you again sometime. Yeah?
Mary Robbins: I hope I'll see you again sometime too. Dangling on the end of a rope!
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Version of La Fanciulla del West (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Are We To Say
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Nelson Eddy
Hummed by Jeanette MacDonald
Reprised on piano by Brandon Tynan and sung by Jeanette MacDonald
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Perfectly Charming.
1 July 2003 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Just a perfectly charming film that reveals its wonderful qualities more and more with repeated viewings. Jeanette really pulls it off as a "western gal" and her singing is, as usual, superb. "Shadows on the Moon" and "The Wind in the Trees" are just two highlights of many for me. A very lovely, fun and special film.


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