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Golden Girl (1951)

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.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Charles O'Neal (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mitzi Gaynor ... Lotta Crabtree
Dale Robertson ... Tom Richmond
Dennis Day ... Mart Taylor
James Barton ... John Crabtree
Una Merkel ... Mary Ann Crabtree
Raymond Walburn ... Cornelius
Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon ... Sam Jordan
Carmen D'Antonio ... Lola Montez
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de oro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

San Francisco
(uncredited)
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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The most golden of golden girls-Mitzi Gaynor
1 March 2006 | by lyn-krSee all my reviews

In common with a fellow reviewer I saw this movie as a teenager.I remember it vividly, probably THE FILM which made the deepest impression on my young mind. I would really love for my grown children to see it.Yes I have moved on to appreciate much more sophisticated movies,in fact have little time for the majority of films made today. GOLDEN GIRL is-was a really good feel movie that has stayed with me for fifty years. I may add that few persons have seen anything like the number of films I have devoured in my lifetime.To films every day, three-hundred and sixty days a year. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to order a DVD of this movie or if anyone would part with their copy? Lets form a Golden Girl fan club? Lyn Kristensen Oslo Norway


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