Friday, June 18, 2010

The Musical Rose Marie(1936).

The 1924 Broadway musical Rose Marie has been the basis of three MGM films of the same title. The best-known film adaptation was released in 1936; however, a silent version was released in 1928 and another film was released 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 were used in the 1936 and 1954 films. The best known film version was the 1936 version, which starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. 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. From what I have seen so far, I'm putting this movie on my "gotta see" list of movies.

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