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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.

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Cast overview:
... Lotta Crabtree
... Tom Richmond
... Mart Taylor
... John Crabtree
... Mary Ann Crabtree
... Cornelius
Gene Sheldon ... Sam Jordan
... Lola Montez
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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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1 November 1951 (USA)  »

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La chica de oro  »

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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 »

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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Written by James Allen Bland
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor
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Fox contract musical...strictly by-the-numbers
13 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Mitzi Gaynor as Lotta Crabtree, real-life Civil War-era chanteuse whose starstruck ambitions and songbird talents took her from her family's humble boarding-house to stages across the country. Fame-and-footlights drama designed for impressionable young girls of the 1950s, with old-fashioned songs and humor, Gaynor displaying the requisite spunk. Una Merkel is wearing as Lotta's disapproving mother, male supporting cast equally mediocre, while the Oscar-nominated song "Never" is practically buried underneath umpteen choruses of "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers". Directed in a perfunctory manner by Lloyd Bacon, who probably had one eye on the clock. *1/2 from ****


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