ROSE MARIE (1936) B/W 110m dir: W.S. Van Dyke II
w/Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, James Stewart, Reginald Owen, George Regas, Robert Greig, Una O'Connor, Jimmy Conlin, Lucien Littlefield, Dorothy Gray
MacDonald plays an opera star who travels into the Canadian wilderness in search of convicted bank robber James Stewart (in his second film appearance). She runs into stalwart Sergeant Eddy of the Mounties, and they make beautiful music together.
From The Movie Guide: "Of all the Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy films, ROSE MARIE made the most money and is the best remembered. Grace Moore was to star but due to a schedule conflict, MacDonald, coming off her smash hit collaboration with Eddy, NAUGHTY MARIETTA, replaced her. ... A few laughs, excellent singing, and gorgeous photography all contribute to making this a must-see for Eddy-MacDonald fans. Her opening impersonation of a pampered prima donna is hilarious, an ample reminder of MacDonald's formidable if not always utilized comic talents. Although composer Rudolf Friml is always remembered for ROSE MARIE, it was actually MGM musical director Herbert Stothart who wrote many of the tunes. Under no circumstances confuse this offering, retitled INDIAN LOVE CALL for television showings, with the remake, which is inferior, despite its wide-screen, color treatment."