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Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | January 1945 (USA)
In the Yukon mining town of Malemute, saloon owner John Calhoun and an assortment of shady characters are after the bags of gold dust the miners deposit in the new bank managed by Calhoun himself.

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Complete credited cast:
... Honest John Calhoun
... Belle De Valle
... Lettie Candless
... Sam Slade
... Pop Candless
... Steve Atterbury
... Sheriff Mervin Maitland (as Guinn Williams)
... George
... Viola Chase
Victor Kilian ... Professor Salsbury
... Cherie Atterbury
... C.V. Atterbury
Jane Hale ... Dance Specialty
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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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MEET BELLE Herself...the Glittering Girl of the Golden North! See more »


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La divina aventurera  »

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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-1950, erroneously lists the release date as 1 January 1944, instead of the correct date of 1 January 1945. 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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I Can't Tell Why I Love You
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
Sung by Dinah Shore
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A very lightweight musical/western
15 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although the plot of Belle of the Yukon is so tired that its not worth recounting (but isn't this true of most old musicals?), this gorgeously technicolored musical/western has some pleasing elements of interest for fans of 1940's nostalgia. The young, brunette Dinah Shore (with an eye-poppingly voluptuous figure) sings beautifully two lovely standards, "Like Someone in Love," and "Sleighride in July." What a warm, pleasing voice she had. One of the all-time great singers. Her blonde, blue-eyed love interest, William Marshall, is so ridiculously pretty that he looks like a vintage comic book hero come to life. Gypsy Rose Lee is relaxed and fun with her foot-high pompadours and Belle Epoque gowns by Don Loper, and a very handsome Randolph Scott is clearly enjoying himself.


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