Rose Marie (1936)

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    • Rose Marie (1936)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      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

      Full Cast
      Jeanette MacDonald ... Marie de Flor
      Nelson Eddy ... Sgt. Bruce
      Reginald Owen ... 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
      Lucien Littlefield ... Storekeeper
      David Niven ... Teddy (as David Nivens)
      Herman Bing ... Mr. Daniells
      Rinaldo Alacorn ... Dancer (uncredited)
      Ernie Alexander ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
      Max Barwyn ... Servant (uncredited)
      Agostino Borgato ... Opera Fan (uncredited)
      Leonard Carey ... Louis (uncredited)
      Aileen Carlyle ... Susan - Maid (uncredited)
      Sonny Chorre ... Dancer (uncredited)
      David Clyde ... Doorman (uncredited)
      Bill Cody Jr. ... Dancer (uncredited)
      Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian Dancer (uncredited)
      Jimmy Conlin ... Joe - Piano Player (uncredited)
      Olga Dane ... Singer in 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited)
      Edgar Dearing ... Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
      John George ... Barfly (uncredited)
      Fred Graham ... Corporal (uncredited)
      Dorothy Gray ... Edith (uncredited)
      Sam Harris ... Supper Guest (uncredited)
      Russell Hicks ... Commandant (uncredited)
      Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Gordon (uncredited)
      Delos Jewkes ... Butcher at Hotel (uncredited)
      Bert Lindley ... Trapper (uncredited)
      Mary Loos ... Corn Queen (uncredited)
      Jim Mason ... Trapper (uncredited)
      Louis Mercier ... Admirer in Hall (uncredited)
      James Murray ... Bit Part (uncredited)
      Milton Owen ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
      Jack Pennick ... Brawler (uncredited)
      Lee Phelps ... Barfly (uncredited)
      Paul Porcasi ... Emil the Chef (uncredited)
      Bob Reeves ... (uncredited)
      David Robel ... Dancer (uncredited)
      Adrian Rosley ... Opera Fan (uncredited)
      Matty Roubert ... Newsboy (uncredited)
      Rolfe Sedan ... Admirer (uncredited)
      William Stack ... Gordon (uncredited)
      Pat West ... Traveling Salesman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Frances Goodrich (screen play) &
      Albert Hackett (screen play) and
      Alice D.G. Miller (screen play) (as Alice Duer Miller)
      Otto A. Harbach (from the play by) and
      Oscar Hammerstein II (from the play by) (as Oscar Hammerstein 2nd)
      Herbert Stothart from the play by (uncredited)

      Original Music
      Herbert Stothart (uncredited)

      William H. Daniels

      Many reference books erroneously state that this film was shot in Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
      In fact, it was the remake of this movie, Rose Marie, that was partially shot in Canada.

      According to Louis B. Mayer biographer Charles Higham, Nelson Eddy was reportedly so jealous and insecure
      about potential competition from tenor Allan Jones that he asked that Jones' footage in the film be reduced;
      the studio agreed and cut what would have been Jones' only solo number in the film,
      the famous aria "E lucevan le stelle" from Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca".

      MGM's original intention was to film in Technicolor and to star Grace Moore.
      If these plans had gone through, this would have been MGM's first feature length Technicolor film.
      However, Moore decided to pass on the film, Jeanette MacDonald was cast, photography switched
      to black-and-white, and this film became one of the biggest musical successes in MGM's history.

      Adapted from a Broadway play that opened on September 2, 1924 at the Imperial Theatre
      in New York and ran for 557 performances.

      Final film of James Murray.

      Previously made as a silent film starring Joan Crawford, Rose-Marie.
      Later remade in Technicolor starring Ann Blyth, Rose Marie.

      As publicity for this movie, MGM offered $2,000 to the first woman that year to name
      their twin daughters Rose and Marie.
      The prize went to Mrs. Esker R. Owens of Fort Smith, Arizona.

      "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 23, 1947
      with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald reprising their film roles.

      When the Sgt. returns to the room to find Rose Marie gone, he wakes the manager for entry,
      when the manager enters the room he has a noticeably different night shirt on
      than before he entered, one has vertical stripes the other horizontal.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
      Cascade Lake, California, USA
      El Dorado County, California, USA
      California, USA
      Lake Tahoe, California, USA
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

      Watch Indian Love Call-1, featuring Jimmy Stewart

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Western Musicals- Rose-Marie (1936)

      Rose Marie is a 1936 black-and-white musical film
      starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and Reginald Owen and
      directed by W. S. Van Dyke.

      It was the second of three MGM adaptations of the 1924 Broadway musical of the same name.
      A silent version was released in 1928 and a color film in 1954.
      All three versions are set in the Canadian wilderness.
      Portions of Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart's original score for the
      Broadway musical are utilized in both the 1936 and 1954 films.

      Although the original plot was changed, and most of the songs were dropped,
      it was a huge success and became MacDonald and Eddy's best-known film.
      Their duet of "Indian Love Call" was a major hit for the two singers
      and remained a signature song throughout their careers.

      Look out for an early Jimmy Stewart, and even Jack Pennick

      User Review
      3 February 2004 | by toddle13 (San Luis Obispo, Ca.)

      This was the 2nd film venture for Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
      Nelson, the former opera star, as a stalwart Mountie and Jeanette,
      playing the opera star, she never was in real life.
      Coasting on the phenomenal success of their first film, this set the tone for their next ones
      --the formula, great singing, gorgeous setting, supposedly in Canada,
      but actually filmed in the rustic pre tourist attraction of Lake Tahoe.
      The 2 stars complemented each other perfectly, a love match on screen as well as off.
      Jimmy Stewart featured in an early role, and David Niven, wasted as a suitor.
      Gilda Grey, a famous stripper, managed to wear a revealing dress, that escaped the censors.
      Allan Jones appeared in 2 opera sequences with Jeanette, and proved once more,
      he was no threat to Nelson Eddy. Beautiful music, some laughs some tears,
      and always Nelson and Jeanette--together.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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