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F-0107

Title:

The Girl of the Golden West

Category:

Movie in which J.S. Bach's music is played in the soundtrack

Produced:

1938

Country:

USA

Released:

Mar 1938 (film)

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writer:

David Belasco (play); Isabel Dawn (screenplay) & Boyce DeGaw (screenplay)

Actors:

Jeanette MacDonald (Mary Robbins); Nelson Eddy (Ramirez); Walter Pidgeon (Sheriff Jack Rance); Leo Carrillo (Mosquito); Buddy Ebsen (Alabama - the blacksmith); Leonard Penn (Pedro); Priscilla Lawson (Nina Martinez); Bob Murphy (Sonora Slim); Olin Howland (Trinidad Joe); Cliff Edwards (Minstrel Joe); Billy Bevan (Nick - Poker bartender); Brandon Tynan (The Professor); H.B. Warner (Father Sienna); Monty Woolley (The governor); Charley Grapewin (Uncle Davy - in prologue); Noah Beery (The general - in prologue - as Noah Beery Sr.); Bill Cody Jr. (Gringo - young Ramirez; in prologue); Jeanne Ellis (Young Mary Robbins - in prologue); Ynez Seabury (Wowkle)

Description:

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)

Language:

English

Bach's Music:

"Ave Maria", by Charles Gounod, adopted from the Prelude No. 1 in C major from WTC 1, BWV 846: played on organ by H.B. Warner, sung by Jeanette MacDonald and chorus

Film Company:

Loew's; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

DVD Label:

TT:

121 min

Comments:

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Source: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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