6.7/10
305
12 user 1 critic

The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rose-Marie (1936)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan
Sweethearts (1938)
Certificate: Passed Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan
Maytime (1937)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An elderly Miss Morrison recounts her life as the once young and beautiful opera singer Marcia Morney-then the toast of Napoleon III's Paris. One evening, she encounters an American voice ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore
The Firefly (1937)
Certificate: Passed History | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Nina Maria Azara is the beautiful and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her mission is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean's intentions ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Warren William
Seven Thieves (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason - just released from prison - to help him rob the famous casino of $4 million. The plan is straightforward. On the night ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Brillant pianist Larry Addams allows his frustrated ambitions to ruin his life and commits suicide, leaving his wife, Lee, and two small children, Penny and Chase, under the stigma of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Seventy-two hours in the life of Indiana man Bud who inherits money and heads for New York City where his cousin Gibbony introduces him to chorus girl Vida for whom he falls. When a girl is... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland
Battle Cry (1955)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Director: John Ford
Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson
...
Jack Rance
...
'Mosquito'
...
...
Pedro
Priscilla Lawson ...
Nina Martinez
Bob Murphy ...
...
...
Minstrel Joe
...
Nick
Brandon Tynan ...
The Professor
...
Father Sienna
...
Governor
...
Uncle Davy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Golden hills, voices and melodies! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La belle cabaretière  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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!
See more »

Connections

Version of La fanciulla del West (2009) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Total Charmer
21 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy star in this musical western with more than a little comic charm and zip. Although there are no

"hits" in this musical, the songs are great and MacDonald gets to sing one of the best "Ave Marias" you'll ever hear. She also turns in one of her best comic performances as the "girl" who is rough hewn and runs a saloon in a gold mining town. A little long, but still one of the duo's best and most underrated films. Walter Pidgeon, Buddy Ebsen, Cliff Edwards, H.B. Warner, Priscilla Lawson, and Noah Beery are notable. The "Mariachi" number is nice as are a few of the songs. It amazes me that Jeanette MacDonald is so underrated as an actress. She not only has a fabulous voice, she could hold her own against any leading man and was also a charming comedienne, and she is splendid in this film.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The TNT version on TV dumarest-3
Mac + Eddy DVD Box Set Petition StratasFan
FYI - the opera gmwnmd
Where did the sepia go? jknuttel-2
Discuss The Girl of the Golden West (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?