Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Genres - Musical, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance, Musical Western  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Belle Of The Yukon is standard backstage musical fare, featuring Randolph Scott as a reformed con man who has fled north from the law and opened a successful dancehall/ gambling establishment in the upper reaches of Malamute. Meanwhile, his former lover Belle (Gypsy Rose Lee), who he deserted when he went on the lam, arrives as part of a new show troupe and finds her ex-boyfriend's new ways powerfully attractive. But Lettie Candless (Dinah Shore) also has designs on our hero. A thin plot and light characterizations are kept afloat by bouncy performances, glitzy production, and the usual clutch of sprightly musical numbers.

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bad-guy-turns-good, bar [pub], gambling, going-straight, gold, gold-rush, love, musical [play], one-against-odds, owner, reform [improve], songwriter