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Klondike Annie (1936)





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Mae West butts heads with Victor McLaglen in Raoul Walsh's Klondike Annie, but the real victor was the Legion of Decency, whose censorship strictures transformed a saucy and spicy gumbo into something closer to chicken noodle soup. West plays Rose Carlton, the kept woman of Chan Lo (Harold Huber), who takes her from walking the streets to pacing the floors of her high rent apartment. Rose ends up killing Chan and beats it from San Francisco to the frozen north. She boards a ship where burly sea captain Bull Brackett (McLaglen) takes a shine to her; when he finds out she killed Chan, he blackmails her into coming up and seeing him sometime. Boarding the ship in Seattle is missionary Annie Alden (Helen Jerome Eddy), who dies on the way to Alaska. Rose assumes Annie's identity and, upon arrival in Alaska proceeds to preach the Good Book, saving sinners by unorthodox methods. Mountie Jack Forrest (Philip Reed) arrives in town searching for Chan's murderer and he falls in love with Rose, unaware that the woman he loves is the killer he seeks.


Mae West
as The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
Victor McLaglen
as Bull Brackett
Phillip Reed
as Insp. Jack Forrest
Harold Huber
as Chan Lo
Helen Jerome Eddy
as Sister Annie Alden
Harry Beresford
as Brother Bowser
Conway Tearle
as Vance Palmer
Esther Howard
as Fanny Radler
Soo Yong
as Fah Wong
Ted Oliver
as Grigsby
Tetsu Komai
as Lan Fang
James Burke
as Bartender
George Walsh
as Quartermaster
Huntly Gordon
as Clinton Reynolds
Jack Daley
as 2nd Mate
John Wallace
as 3rd Mate
D'Arcy Corrigan
as Missionary
Nell Craig
as Missionary
Nella Walker
as Missionary
Guy D'Ennery
as Alvaredos
Maidel Turner
as Lydia Bowley
Huntley Gordon
as Clinton Reynolds
Ed Brady
as Sailor
Jack Mulhall
as Officer
Gene Austin
as Organist
Russ Hall
as Candy
Chester Gan
as Ship's cook
Gladys Gale
as Dance Hall girl
Edna Bennett
as Dance Hall girl
Pearl Eaton
as Dance Hall girl
Kathleen Key
as Dance Hall girl
Ilean Hume
as Dance Hall Girl
Marie Wells
as Dance Hall Girl
Mrs. Chan Lee
as Blind Woman
Jack Wallace
as Third mate
Jackson Snyder
as Little Boy
Lawrence Grant
as Sir Gilbert
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Critic Reviews for Klondike Annie

All Critics (4)

West proves in this film that she could inhabit a character that was a bit removed from her persona. It's a shame that side of her wouldn't ever be successfully explored. Her evangelical scenes are splendid.

June 30, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Bye bye Mae West...the gauds look cheap. The play is awfully slow.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

[Mae West] has written her latest drama of sex and crime with one eye on her old loyal public and the other on the censors. It isn't likely that either group will be very enthusiastic about Klondike Annie.

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Mae's usual suggestive wisecracks are diluted and seem tame by comparison to those in her other vehicles.

July 29, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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