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Rose-Marie (1936)

An incognito opera singer falls for a policeman who has been assigned to track down her fugitive brother.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Marie de Flor
Nelson Eddy ... Sergeant Bruce
Reginald Owen ... R.O. Myerson
Allan Jones ... Romeo
James Stewart ... John Flower
Alan Mowbray ... Premier
Gilda Gray ... Belle
George Regas ... Boniface
Robert Greig ... Hotel Manager
Una O'Connor ... Anna Roderick
Lucien Littlefield ... Storekeeper
David Niven ... Teddy (as David Nivens)
Herman Bing ... Mr. Daniells
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Storyline

Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance ensues, resulting in several love duets between the two. Written by Tom Ford <tford@ucs.indiana.edu>

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Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the most famous film of their careers! (re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rose Marie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hunted killer Robert Miller Barr--whose companion was lynched in Yreka, California, the year before for killing two cops while he himself escaped--got a job as an extra in this movie while on the run. He appears in eight scenes. See "The Spokesman-Review", Sept 16, 1936. See more »

Goofs

After the store clerk (Lucien Littlefield) tells Marie (Jeanette MacDonald) to go to the Mounted Police she wanders through the village and sees a poster stating that her brother Jack (James Stewart) is wanted for murder. The poster gives Jack's height as 6'1". Shortly afterwards, she again sees a copy of the poster listing his height as 6'1". Shortly after that she sees a third poster where Jack's height is listed as 5'8". (James Stewart was actually 6'3" tall.) See more »

Quotes

Marie de Flor: That's the worst orchestra and the worst conductor I've ever sung with!
[To the tenor]
Marie de Flor: And what was the idea of holding every high A longer than I did?!?
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Soundtracks

Rose Marie
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach
Sung by Nelson Eddy
Played often in the score
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Magic
4 January 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

Forget the super-sweet aspects of this film. Forget the paper-thin storyline. To jump on this film using the standards that today's audience's exact is totally unfair. This film was released in 1936 when the US was in the midst of the Great Depression and people needed mind candy that was super-sugarcoated. But, before you ring off to surf some other site, listen the music created by two rather mediocre singers. Their voices create a sound that is incredible. They did again and again too. From their biographies written by their children who discovered their love letters long after both Eddy and MacDonald were dead, it seems that the love clinches were more earnest than mere acting. But, forget even that bit of gossip. Listen to the sound that these two made, in love with each other or not. It is something magic. And, fans, we just don't see much of that anymore.


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