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The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Robbins
... Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson
... Jack Rance
... 'Mosquito'
... 'Alabama'
... Pedro
... Nina Martinez
Bob Murphy ... Sonora Slim
... Trinidad Joe
... Minstrel Joe
... Nick
Brandon Tynan ... The Professor
... Father Sienna
... Governor
... Uncle Davy
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Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there, especially to Sheriff Jack Rance. On the way to Monterey to sing at a mass officiated by Father Sienna, her stagecoach is held up by the infamous masked bandit, Ramerez. He too takes a fancy to Mary, and decides to secretly follow her, taking on the identity of an officer named, Lieutenant Johnson. While in Monterey, he dances, sings and courts Mary, who has now fallen in love with him. He then has to make a quick getaway. In the mean-time, Sheriff Jack has set up a trap to catch Ramerez at "The Poker". When Ramerez does arrive he soon discovers that Mary is the owner, and quickly changes to the identity of Lieutenant Johnson. How long can this sherade last? Written by Kelly

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When a western beauty meets a dangerous bandit you'll get a thrill at their hot-blooded romance! See more »


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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

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La belle cabaretière  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Giacomo Puccini adapted Belasco's play as an opera, La fanciulla del West, which opened in New York in 1910. It's still in the repertoire of major opera companies throughout the world.   See more »

Quotes

Ramerez: I hope I'll see you again sometime. Yeah?
Mary Robbins: I hope I'll see you again sometime too. Dangling on the end of a rope!
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Connections

Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

"Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races) (1850) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as background music in the saloon
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A thoroughly entertaining musical adventure
12 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Very well defined characters faithfully portrayed by the actors.

Perfectly placed musical numbers, engrossingly rendered by the supreme vocalists of their time, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Each song melodic and memorable to this day, sixty four years later. Especially enjoyable was the voice and instrumental duet by 'Mary' and 'Alabama'...did Buddy Ebson actually play the pipe part, or was it dubbed? I have had a life-long curiosity about this aspect of the movie. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.


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