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Rose Marie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, James Stewart, George Regas

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This is a 1930's musical set in the Canadian woods. The movie opens in Montreal where famous Canadian opera star Marie de Flor, played by Jeanette MacDonald, takes time from her tour to plead with the Prime Minister, who is a fan of hers, for clemency for her brother who is in prison for bank robbery. But before the Prime Minister can act, she learns that her brother, John de Flor, played by Jimmy Stewart, is accused of killing a guard while escaping from prison.
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Marie drops everything and heads to the woods of the Northwest where her brother is supposedly hiding. But her guide, Boniface, played by George Regas, robs and abandons her.   To survive she is forced to take a job singing in a dance hall saloon.    Northwest Mounted Police Sergeant Bruce, played by Nelson Eddy, recognizes her as the star Marie de Flor and then leads her through the woods where they overtake Boniface and make him return the money he stole from her.

Bruce feels himself falling in love with Marie but, his duty as a Mountie comes first, so he allows Marie and Boniface to continue her search while he quietly follows knowing that she will lead him to his prey, John de Flor. Again, Boniface abandons Marie and Sergeant Bruce is forced to rescue her. As they traverse the woods their love blossoms but when they finally catch up to John, Bruce is forced to take him into custody and this puts a wall between Bruce and Marie.

However, this is a 1930s Hollywood love story so naturally the two lovers are reunited at the end for a "happily ever after" romance.

This is a good entertaining movie with the sound and feel of the 1930's as seen through the eyes of Hollywood.
The review of this Movie prepared by Chuck Nugent



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   bodyguard

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Canadian

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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