- 1 hr 53 min
Rose-Marie is a 1936 musical film directed by W.S. Van Dyke, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The film is a remake of the 1928 silent film of the same name starring Joan Crawford. The film tells the story of Rose-Marie La Flemme (Jeanette MacDonald), a young French-Canadian soprano who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Despite her talent, Rose-Marie is struggling to make a name for herself in Montreal, until she is discovered by the famous Canadian mountie Sergeant Bruce (Nelson Eddy). Bruce is sent to Montreal to investigate a robbery, but when he hears Rose-Marie singing in a local nightclub, he is immediately captivated by her voice. The two fall in love, but their romance is complicated by the fact that Bruce is engaged to la Mere MacTavish (Myrna Loy), the daughter of his commanding officer. As Bruce and Rose-Marie's relationship deepens, they must navigate a series of obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. La Mere MacTavish is determined to break up the couple, and Rose-Marie's criminal brother Jack (James Stewart) shows up in town, putting her reputation in jeopardy. Despite these challenges, Rose-Marie and Bruce remain dedicated to each other, and their love is put to the ultimate test when Jack is accused of murder. As Bruce sets out to clear Jack's name, he faces danger and intrigue in the Canadian wilderness, and Rose-Marie must wait anxiously for his safe return. The film is notable for its stunning musical numbers, including Jeanette MacDonald's beautiful rendition of the title song, as well as the iconic duet "Indian Love Call" performed by MacDonald and Eddy. The film features breathtaking outdoor cinematography and a fun, swashbuckling action sequence towards the end of the film. Overall, Rose-Marie is a delightful romantic musical that will appeal to fans of classic Hollywood cinema. The film's gorgeous songs, stunning scenery, and charming performances by MacDonald and Eddy make it a must-see for lovers of vintage musicals.