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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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Belle De Valle
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Sam Slade
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Steve Atterbury
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Sheriff Mervin Maitland (as Guinn Williams)
Robert Armstrong ...
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Florence Bates ...
Victor Kilian ...
Wanda McKay ...
Cherie Atterbury
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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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January 1945 (USA)  »

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A Bela de Yukon  »

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Bob Burns was known for a bizarre musical instrument that he invented and which he plays in this film. Basically a long tube with a cone on the end called a "bazooka". GIs in WW2 took the name for the rocket firing anti-tank weapon since it resembled the instrument. See more »

Quotes

Belle De Valle: The day you turn platonic is the day that wolves become vegetarians.
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Referenced in The A-Team: Water, Water Everywhere (1983) See more »

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Sung by Dinah Shore
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Gold Rush Gypsy
8 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Colorful minor musical is of interest mostly as a chance to get a glimpse of Gypsy Rose Lee in one of her few movie appearances. She offers a pleasant performance, nothing special but full of personality. It also has some eye popping costumes in vivid Technicolor and Gypsy's hair is done up in some truly gravity defying styles throughout. Dinah Shore doesn't make much of an impression, her high sweet thin voice is put to service on some forgettable songs but in the acting department she is woeful. Fortunately the supporting cast of old pros is there to prop up the shaky leads with Florence Bates, usually cast as stuffy matrons, fun as Gypsy's flashy traveling companion.


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