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Golden Girl (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Western | 1 November 1951 (USA)
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 {J-26}

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golden girl | See All (1) »

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Loved this movie!
3 February 2005 | by ccottageSee all my reviews

I saw this movie back when I was a young teenage girl of about 13 years, and it has stuck in my memory for 50 years now. It was a sort of Cinderella story to me in it's purest form. I would love to own this movie to let my grandchildren watch it as I feel they would really get something from it! Movies today just don't compare in my opinion. Most are just watched and forgotten, but since I've not been able to get this one out of my head for 50 years must say something about it? The stars, both Mitz Gaynor and Dale Robertson were superb! Her songs and dances were wonderful, and the acting was of the best quality. I'm sure this movie boosted both their careers a great deal. I could watch it a thousand times and not tire of it. Would love to find it available somewhere out there. Thanks for reading my review.


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