The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Genres - Musical, Romance, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 1938 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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MGM's leading musical team of the 30's, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy are paired once again in this fourth film version of David Belasco's creaky melodrama, featuring music by Sigmund Romberg and Gus Kahn. Jeanette MacDonald is Mary Robbins, the owner of a bawdy, rough-house saloon in a western mining town, who falls in love with the Mexican bandit Ramerez (Nelson Eddy), who has disguised himself as a cavalry officer. But when local sheriff Jack Rance (Walter Pidgeon) tracks down Ramerez and wounds him, Mary discovers Ramerez's ruse and begs Rance for the outlaw's freedom. The only problem is that Nance is also in love with Mary. Girl of the Golden West was originally tinted in a sepia-tone to create a look as burnished as the MGM production design.

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bar [pub], bargain, cards, cavalry, frontier, love, mining-town, outlaw [Western], romance, sheriff, songwriter, wilderness, woman