The Girl of the Golden West (1938 film)

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The Girl of the Golden West
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Directed byRobert Z. Leonard
Produced byRobert Z. Leonard
William Anthony McGuire
Written byDavid Belasco (play)
Isabel Dawn
Boyce DeGaw
StarringJeanette MacDonald
Nelson Eddy
Walter Pidgeon
Music byHerbert Stothart
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 18, 1938 (1938-03-18)
Running time
121 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,680,000[1][2]
Box office$1,597,000 (Domestic earnings)[1]
$1,285,000 (Foreign earnings)[1]

The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 American musical western film adapted from the play of the same name by David Belasco, better known for providing the plot of the opera La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini. A frontier woman falls in love with an outlaw.[3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Sun-Up to Sun Down; Played during the opening credits
  • Shadows On The Moon
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Jeanne Ellis at a campfire in the prologue
    • Reprised by Jeanette MacDonald
    • Whistled and hummed by Nelson Eddy
  • Soldiers Of Fortune
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Noah Beery and his men in the prologue, Bill Cody, Jr. (dubbed by Raymond Chace) in the prologue
    • Reprised by Nelson Eddy and his men
  • The Wind In The Trees
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
    • Played on a fife by Buddy Ebsen
  • Gwine to Rune All Night (1850); (De Camptown Races)
  • Polly Wolly Doodle
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Played on piano by Brandon Tynan
    • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • Ave Maria
  • Señorita
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Nelson Eddy and party guests
    • Reprised by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
  • Mariache
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Additional lyrics by Carlos Ruffino
    • Translation for Spanish lyrics by Zacharias Yaconelli (uncredited)
    • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and chorus
    • Danced to by the party guests
  • The West Ain't Wild Anymore
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Buddy Ebsen
  • Who Are We To Say
    • Music by Sigmund Romberg
    • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    • Sung by Nelson Eddy
    • Hummed by Jeanette MacDonald
    • Reprised on piano by Brandon Tynan and sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • The Wedding March

Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $2,882,000 resulting in a profit of $243,000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Turk, Edward Baron "Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald" (University of California Press, 1998)
  2. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 published by The American Film Institute, c.1993

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