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Belle of the Yukon (1944)

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Set in the days of the great Canadian Gold Rush, this rousing musical stars Randolph Scott as a "reformed" con artist-turned-dance hall owner whose girlfriend, singer Gypsy Rose Lee, tries ... See full summary »

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Set in the days of the great Canadian Gold Rush, this rousing musical stars Randolph Scott as a "reformed" con artist-turned-dance hall owner whose girlfriend, singer Gypsy Rose Lee, tries to keep him on the straight and narrow. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 12, 1945 with Dinah Shore, Randolph Scott and Bob Burns reprising their film roles. See more »

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Belle De Valle: The day you turn platonic is the day that wolves become vegetarians.
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Spoofed in Dumb Bell of the Yukon (1946) See more »

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Sleigh Ride in July
by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
Sung by Dinah Shore
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It's enjoyable enough, but, oddly, there's almost no plot!!
27 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a weird Randolph Scott film, as it's not exactly a western (it's set in the Yukon, not the American west) and practically nothing really happens in the film! Seriously, it's a nice assemblage of characters and they act and interact but there really is very little tension and not much of a consistent plot. Odd, but still likable enough.

Aside from Scott, the film has a good collection of character actors. Guinn Williams plays a typical affable idiot (like he played in almost all his films), though where his character goes at the end of the film was VERY unlike his other roles. Dinah Shore is on hand to sing a few songs. Charles Winninger plays the usual Winninger type character. Robert Armstrong is kind of a villain....sort of. Now here's the odd one--Gypsy Rose Lee (the famous stripper) is Scott's love interest, though in this film she keeps her clothes on and shows no signs of her former career.

The plot, for what it is, is about all the characters. Scott, in an odd move, isn't even the main focus of the film--he's just there. While I could try to explain them and what they did, it seemed like the film makers just told everyone to wing it! There is some sort of plot near the very end about stolen gold, but it occupies very little of the film.

Overall, watchable and not a bad film...just not a really good one either.


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