The Girl of the Golden West (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Girl of the Golden West (1938)





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MGM's leading musical team of the 30's, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy are paired once again in this fourth film version of David Belasco's creaky melodrama, featuring music by Sigmund Romberg and Gus Kahn. Jeanette MacDonald is Mary Robbins, the owner of a bawdy, rough-house saloon in a western mining town, who falls in love with the Mexican bandit Ramerez (Nelson Eddy), who has disguised himself as a cavalry officer. But when local sheriff Jack Rance (Walter Pidgeon) tracks down Ramerez and wounds him, Mary discovers Ramerez's ruse and begs Rance for the outlaw's freedom. The only problem is that Nance is also in love with Mary. Girl of the Golden West was originally tinted in a sepia-tone to create a look as burnished as the MGM production design.

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Jeanette MacDonald
as Mary Robbins
Nelson Eddy
as Ramirez
Walter Pidgeon
as Sheriff Jack Rance
Leo Carrillo
as Mosquito
Buddy Ebsen
as Alabama
Priscilla Lawson
as Nina Martinez
Bob Murphy
as Sonora Slim
Olin Howland
as Trinidad Joe
Cliff Edwards
as Minstrel Joe
Brandon Tynan
as The Professor
H.B. Warner
as Father Sienna
Monty Woolley
as Governor
Jeanne Ellis
as The Girl Mary
Victor Potel
as Stage Driver
Nick Thomason
as Billy Jack Rabbit
Tom Mahoney
as Handsome Charlie
Phillip Armenta
as Long Face
Chief John Big Tree
as Indian Chief
Noah Beery Sr.
as The General
Pedro Regas
as Renegade
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Pete, a Gambler
Cy Kendall
as Hank, a Gambler
Charley Grapewin
as Uncle Davy
Hank Bell
as Deputy
Walter Bonn
as Lt. Johnson
Virginia Howell
as Governor's Wife
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Girl of the Golden West has a reasonable amount of appeal. But it suffers more than it should from delayed action and overproduction.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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