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Rose Marie (1954)

Tomboy Rose Marie Lemaitre, the orphaned ward of Mountie Mike Malone, falls in love with him, and he with her. But when she goes to "learn to be a lady", she meets outlaw trapper James ... See full summary »

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Mervyn LeRoy

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Ronald Millar (screenplay), George Froeschel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Blyth ... Rose Marie Lemaitre
Howard Keel ... Sergeant Mike Malone R.C.M.P.
Fernando Lamas ... James Severn Duval
Bert Lahr ... Barney McCorkle
Marjorie Main ... Lady Jane Dunstock
Joan Taylor ... Wanda
Ray Collins ... Inspector Appleby
Chief Yowlachie ... Black Eagle
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Tomboy Rose Marie Lemaitre, the orphaned ward of Mountie Mike Malone, falls in love with him, and he with her. But when she goes to "learn to be a lady", she meets outlaw trapper James Duval, who also falls in love with her. But Duval is in a dispute with the local Native American chief Black Eagle, and soon Black Eagle is murdered. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno a.moreno@mindspring.com

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M-G-M presents the first great musical in CinemaScope! In Color Glory!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 September 1954 (Japan) See more »

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4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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The lndian chant is led by Thurl Ravenscroft, a rare on-screen performance by the man whose voice was renowned for his animated and voice-over work. See more »

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Singing Mounties...oh dear!
19 July 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Aren't singing Mounties the first sign of the Apocalypse?

This is a below average standard MGM musical, from the period when the genre was already dying.

Problem is that the movie really lacks a good story. It's not until the second halve that the movie is finally starting to show some progress and some plot lines but it's then already too late to still really make something good of the movie.

The love story, which is always essential in this type of movies, isn't much interesting which is due to the characters and actors that portray them. Ann Blyth is mostly irritating with her thick overdone French-Canadian accent, that by the way seems to come and go randomly. She also doesn't look convincing enough as a woman who feels at home in the wilderness. She looks far too timid and pretty for that. Also hard to imaging that she would really fall and really become happy with such a 'criminal' as Duval.

The character treatment is also quite poor. Seemingly important characters just suddenly disappear out of the movie for too long and basically all characters are extreme stereotypes.

You know it's one of those musicals in which the characters just suddenly burst into singing, in the middle of some dialog, to express their thoughts and feelings. This always have been quite ridicules in my book.

The movie does get extra points for its environment. The Canadian natures serves as a beautiful backdrop for this movie!

Not a complete waste of time but still a below average late MGM attempt.

5/10

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