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Golden Girl (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Western | 1 November 1951 (USA)
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Charles O'Neal (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mitzi Gaynor ... Lotta Crabtree
Dale Robertson ... Tom Richmond
Dennis Day ... Mart Taylor
James Barton ... John Crabtree
Una Merkel ... Mary Ann Crabtree
Raymond Walburn ... Cornelius
Gene Sheldon ... Sam Jordan
Carmen D'Antonio ... Lola Montez
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Storyline

Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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golden girl | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de oro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie Lotta is 16 when she begins to perform. In reality she was only 6. In the movie her father is a gambler and ex-vaudevillian, he actually owned a bookstore. In the movie she sees Lola Montez for the first time, actually she and her family were friends with Lola and Lotta often played at Lola's home. In the movie she falls in love with Tom Richmond (Dale Robertson)and it is clear they will be married, actually she never married. See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Patrick Gilmore (as Louis Lambert)
Sung and Danced by Mitzi Gaynor
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Typical fifties fox musical
12 July 2002 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

THe role that made Mitzi Gaynor a star. As musical formulas go, this is as formulaic as it gets. But formula hath not make a bad picture. As with any musical, no matter how mundane or pedestrian the plot, good songs and singing can always save it. That is the case here, especially one song I can't get out of my head. You'll know it. It's played again and again as hollywood pro Lloyd Bacon uses it as a transitional device. All scenes are shot and edited well and all acting is good and Mitzi Gaynor delivers a star performance.


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