Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.

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Lotta Crabtree
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Tom Richmond
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Mart Taylor
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John Crabtree
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Mary Ann Crabtree
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Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 November 1951 (USA)  »

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La chica de oro  »

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In the movie Lotta is 16 when she begins to perform. In reality she was only 6. In the movie her father is a gambler and ex-vaudevillian, he actually owned a bookstore. In the movie she sees Lola Montez for the first time, actually she and her family were friends with Lola and Lotta often played at Lola's home. In the movie she falls in love with Tom Richmond (Dale Robertson)and it is clear they will be married, actually she never married. See more »

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Sunday Morning
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Music by Ken Darby
Lyrics by Ken Darby and Eliot Daniel
Sung and danced by Mitzi Gaynor and Dennis Day
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Can't Forget It!
2 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Golden Girl may not have made cinematic history. However, it's a movie I've never been able to forget. I saw it for the first time in the 1960s and now, in 2005, I still remember it fondly. So it ranks with other movies like that - movies with Deana Durbin, Jeanette McDonald/Nelson Eddy, Shirley Temple, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, The Parent Trap, The Time Machine, Journey to the Center of the Earth and so on. Some movies just bring back a time to us that we remember fondly, as these do for me. I just hope that I'll find a VHS copy of this film somewhere sometime... These aren't easy to find but worth the effort.


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