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Montana Moon (1930)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 20 March 1930 (USA)
While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Sylvia Thalberg (original story and continuity), Frank Butler (original story and continuity) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Joan
Johnny Mack Brown ... Larry (as John Mack Brown)
Dorothy Sebastian ... Elizabeth
Ricardo Cortez ... Jeff
Benny Rubin ... The Doctor
Cliff Edwards ... Froggy
Karl Dane ... Hank
Lloyd Ingraham ... Mr.Prescott
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Storyline

While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City on the Late, Late Show Monday 29 September 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2); its San Francisco television premiere occurred 25 February 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: His kisses are the sincere kind. He's not like other men.
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Alternate Versions

MGM also released this movie in a silent version See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Give You Love
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Herbert Stothart and Clifford Grey
Sung by Joan Crawford and the cowboys
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only for die hard Crawford fans
11 January 2014 | by lshelhamerSee all my reviews

Joan Crawford as a spoiled young lady who impulsively leaves a train headed to her father's Montana ranch. She then meets, falls in love and marries local cowboy Johnny Mack Brown all in short order. The movie is full of bad acting, extraneous comedic and ethnic characters and a cowboy chorus, some or all of whom break out in song at unexpected and inappropriate intervals.

The only saving grace is Crawford, who is alternately selfish, loving, impetuous and loyal. This would have been more interesting if we hadn't already seen her as same sort of character in several films since her celebrated portrayal in Dancing Daughters. She evens manages to get in a short scene of her manic dancing.

The worst acting award would have to go to Johnny Mack Brown. Never the best of actors, his portrayal of the naive, inexperienced, country cowboy is hard to watch. This sort of country rustic vs. city sophisticate would be much better done later in the decade by Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper.


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