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Golden Girl (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Western | 1 November 1951 (USA)
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Charles O'Neal (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mitzi Gaynor ... Lotta Crabtree
Dale Robertson ... Tom Richmond
Dennis Day ... Mart Taylor
James Barton ... John Crabtree
Una Merkel ... Mary Ann Crabtree
Raymond Walburn ... Cornelius
Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon ... Sam Jordan
Carmen D'Antonio ... Lola Montez
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Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Drama | Musical | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de oro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie Lotta is 16 when she begins to perform. In reality she was only 6. In the movie her father is a gambler and ex-vaudevillian, he actually owned a bookstore. In the movie she sees Lola Montez for the first time, actually she and her family were friends with Lola and Lotta often played at Lola's home. In the movie she falls in love with Tom Richmond (Dale Robertson)and it is clear they will be married, actually she never married. See more »

Soundtracks

Sunday Morning
(uncredited)
Music by Ken Darby
Lyrics by Ken Darby and Eliot Daniel
Sung and danced by Mitzi Gaynor and Dennis Day
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Praise for a good musical....
23 March 2003 | by christine-higginsSee all my reviews

This is a film I went to the cinema and watched on its release.... Throughout the 51 years since then this is the film that has stayed in my memory.

I found the plot quite enthralling - the action criss crossed from the Civil War to the theatre and the lives of all those involved. The drama and the joys were all there. The cast were all good in the roles and there was a wide range of Hollywood names of that era. The musical numbers were toe tapping and will run through your mind after you have watched it ... main numbers are Golden Slippers and Dixie which you sing for days afterwards (in my case 51 years afterwards).

The costumes were what you expected of a large Hollywood musical of the era - colourful and glorious.

Sadly it seems to be a film that is lying in the vaults forgotten but it would be nice if it could be re-released....if only to see a young Dale Robertson...


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