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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 »

Also Known As:

Rose-Marie See more »

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Sound Mix:

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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Originally, Thurl Ravenscroft was to be voice double for the Medicine Man. However, the actor could not synchronize his lip movements to Thurl's recording, and the studio called in Thurl at the last minute to play the role on-screen. See more »

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Version of Rose-Marie (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Free To Be Free
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Ann Blyth
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A beautiful, romantic musical
14 September 2005 | by Sheila_BeersSee all my reviews

Not enough good things can be said about this beautiful musical, one of my favorites. It has the right combination of romance, conflict, suspense, tragedy, and comedy in the plot. The setting is in the colonial or exploration era of Canada, and the rivalry between English and French Canadians is evident.

The story is about Rose Marie (Ann Blyth), a tomboyish girl that her guardian Mountie (Howard Keel) tries to civilize. Rose Marie is grateful to him, but she truly loves the French trader Duval (Fernando Lamas), who accepts her as she is. The unrequited love an Indian girl has for Duval adds to the conflict and leads to the tragic elements in the film. However, justice and a happy ending prevail.

I commend Turner Broadcasting for keeping "Rose Marie" alive by showing it on the movie channel, but I would love to have a quality DVD version. I hope it will be on DVD soon.

The film has inspired me to look for the sheet music and script from the musical, and I am very disappointed that I cannot find a "Rosemarie" songbook. If any music and script publishers are listening, they should have the score and script of this film in print.


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