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Golden Girl (1951)

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Golden Girl is the life story (sort of) of legendary 19th-century American entertainer Lotta Crabtree. The daughter of a luckless gambler (James Barton), young Lotta (Mitzi Gaynor) supports herself and her dad by singing and dancing in mining camps during the California Gold Rush of 1849. She carries on her activities into Indian territory, where she saves her scalp by winning over her Native American audiences. During the Civil War, Lotta falls in love with a dashing Confederate spy (Dale Robertson), with whom she is briefly reunited in San Francisco before his inevitable demise. The finale is one of those "smiling through the tears" contrivances that always worked so well in musical films. Golden Girl was produced for 20th Century-Fox by entertainer George Jessel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Mitzi Gaynor
as Lotta Crabtree
Dale Robertson
as Tom Richmond
James Barton
as Mr. Crabtree
Una Merkel
as Mrs. Crabtree
Raymond Walburn
as Cornelius
Gene Sheldon
as Sam Jordan
Carmen D'Antonio
as Lola Montez
Michael Ross
as Bouncer
Harry Carter
as Union Officer
Lovyss Bradley
as Mrs. Probe
Luther Crockett
as Man in Box
Harris Brown
as Stagehand
Robert Nash
as Stage Manager
Jessie Arnold
as Wardrobe Woman
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Golden Girl purports to be the life of Lotta Crabtree, stage star of early California. Any resemblance must be coincidental, because the film is the usual backstage yarn, rather than history.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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