Belle of the Yukon (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Belle of the Yukon (1944)





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Belle Of The Yukon is standard backstage musical fare, featuring Randolph Scott as a reformed con man who has fled north from the law and opened a successful dancehall/ gambling establishment in the upper reaches of Malamute. Meanwhile, his former lover Belle (Gypsy Rose Lee), who he deserted when he went on the lam, arrives as part of a new show troupe and finds her ex-boyfriend's new ways powerfully attractive. But Lettie Candless (Dinah Shore) also has designs on our hero. A thin plot and light characterizations are kept afloat by bouncy performances, glitzy production, and the usual clutch of sprightly musical numbers.

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Randolph Scott
as Honest John Calhoun aka Gentleman Jack
Dinah Shore
as Lettie Candless
Gypsy Rose Lee
as Belle De Valle
Bob Burns
as Sam Slade
Charles Winninger
as Pop Candless
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
as Marshall Maitland
Victor Kilian
as The Professor
Edward Fielding
as C.V. Atterbury
Wanda McKay
as Cherie Atterbury
Charles Soldani
as Fire Chief
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Critic Reviews for Belle of the Yukon

All Critics (1)

A minor backstage musical, elevated by the performances of Randolph Scott as saloon owner and Gypsy Rose Lee and the Oscar-nominated score.

June 10, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Belle of the Yukon


Colorful minor musical is of interest mostly as a chance to get a glimpse of Gypsy Rose Lee in one of her few movie appearances. She offers a pleasant performance, nothing special but full of personality. It also has some eye popping costumes in vivid Technicolor and Gypsy's hair is done up in some truly gravity defying styles thoughout. Dinah Shore doesn't make much of an impression, her high sweet thin voice is put to service on some forgettable songs but in the acting department she is woeful. Fortunately the supporting cast of old pros is there to prop up the shaky leads with Florence Bates, usually cast as stuffy matrons, fun as Gypsy's flashy traveling companion.

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