The Girl from Calgary

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The Girl from Calgary
Directed by Phil Whitman
Produced by I. E. Chadwick
Written by Lee Chadwick (continuity)
Lee Chadwick (dialogue)
Leon D'Usseau (story)
Sid Schlager (story)
Music by Albert Hay Malotte
Cinematography Harry Neumann
Edited by Carl Pierson
Chadwick Productions
Distributed by Monogram Studios
Release date
  • October 24, 1932 (1932-10-24)
Running time
64 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Girl from Calgary is a 1932 American Pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Phil Whitman, and starring Fifi D'Orsay and Paul Kelly.

Plot summary[edit]

A French-Canadian girl is a champion bronc rider and is also a nightclub singer. An ambitious young man sees her act one night and is struck by her talent, realizing that she is good enough to become a Broadway star.

He convinces her to accompany him to New York, where she indeed does become a Broadway star. However, the young man finds himself being squeezed out by greedy Broadway producers who see the talented young girl as their own personal gold mine.


Production background[edit]

  • The first reel, with an elaborate musical number, is taken from The Great Gabbo (1929) which had at least one sequence filmed in Multicolor.
  • When originally released, the first reel of The Girl From Calgary, approximately seven minutes including the title credits, was in 2-strip Magnacolor. Reviewers at the time commented on the poor quality of the color, registration problems, and lack of focus. In surviving prints, this sequence is in black-and-white, with a replaced title card that includes a 1951 copyright statement.

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