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The Girl from Calgary (1932)

A French-Canadian girl is a champion bronc rider and is also a nightclub singer. An ambitious young man sees her act one night and is struck by her talent, realizing that she is good enough... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Whitman

Writers:

Lee Chadwick (continuity), Lee Chadwick (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fifi D'Orsay ... Fifi Follette
Paul Kelly ... Larry Boyd
Robert Warwick ... Bill Webster
Edwin Maxwell ... Earl Darrell
Astrid Allwyn ... Mazie Williams
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Monte Cooper
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A French-Canadian girl is a champion bronc rider and is also a nightclub singer. An ambitious young man sees her act one night and is struck by her talent, realizing that she is good enough to become a Broadway star. He convinces her to accompany him to New York, where she indeed does become a Broadway star. However, the young man finds himself being squeezed out by greedy Broadway producers who see the talented young girl as their own personal gold mine. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1932 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

Color:

Color (Magnacolor) (first reel)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When originally released, the first reel, which runs approximately seven minutes, including the title credits, was in 2-strip Magnacolor; reviewers at the time commented on the poor quality of the color, registration problems, and lack of focus; in surviving prints, this sequence is in black and white, with a replaced title card that includes a 1951 copyright statement. See more »

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Edited from The Great Gabbo (1929) See more »

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Comment ça va
Written by Albert Hay Malotte
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Watchable Monogram Programmer
6 April 2013 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

This film is a short trifle, running barely one hour. Fifi D'Orsay was primarily a supporting player, but here she is given the star treatment by poverty-row studio Monogram. She is cute and sings well. Her acting is okay, too. The opening of the film is from a Calgary rodeo from the early thirties. This was originally shown in Magnacolor but existing prints are black-and-white. The chorus numbers are lifted from 1929's The Great Gabbo, re-scored with different music. The story starts out as a comedy, but the second half becomes more of a melodramatic story of the machinations of show-biz types. The final result is a watchable programmer that will pass the short running time pleasantly enough.


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