The Girl of the Golden West

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"When a western beauty meets a dangerous bandit you'll get a thrill at their hot-blooded romance!"
  • NR
  • 1938
  • 2 hr
  • 6.3  (458)

The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 film musical directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, and Walter Pidgeon. Set in the American West during the California Gold Rush, the film follows the story of a saloon owner named Mary Robbins (MacDonald) who is adored by the local miners and the sheriff (Pidgeon) while being pursued by a bandit named Ramerez (Eddy).

Mary's saloon, The Polka, is the center of life in the mining town of Cloudy Mountain. She is the only woman in town and is known for her kindness and beauty. The miners, including Enrique Ramerez, come to The Polka to drink, gamble, and listen to Mary sing. Ramerez disguises himself as a Mexican officer and tries to steal Mary's gold, but she is not fooled and sees right through his disguise.

Sheriff Rance tries to court Mary, but she is not interested in him. Instead, she is drawn to Ramerez, who saves her life when she is about to be lynched by a mob. Mary falls in love with Ramerez, but their love is tested by his criminal activities and the fact that the law is closing in on him. The two face many obstacles, including a saloon brawl, a jailbreak, and a tense showdown with the sheriff.

The film features several well-known songs, including "Who Are We to Say," "Soldiers of Fortune," and "The Wind in the Trees". MacDonald and Eddy's duets are particularly memorable and showcase their incredible vocal talent. The film also features beautiful and dramatic cinematography that captures the rugged beauty of the western landscape.

The Girl of the Golden West was released in 1938, during the height of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film was a critical and commercial success, with many critics praising the chemistry between MacDonald and Eddy and the film's beautiful musical numbers. The film also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Despite its success, The Girl of the Golden West has been largely forgotten in the years since its release. However, for fans of classic Hollywood musicals and westerns, the film is a true gem. With its beautiful music, stunning visuals, and compelling storyline, The Girl of the Golden West is a timeless classic that is well worth watching.

The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

The Girl of the Golden West
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    6.3  (458)