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Director
  
William A. Seiter

Music director
  
Arthur Lange

Duration
  

Language
  
English

5.2/10
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Genre
  
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Cinematography
  
Ray Rennahan

Country
  
United States

Belle of the Yukon movie poster

Release date
  
December 27, 1944 (1944-12-27) (U.S.)

Writer
  
Houston Branch (story), James Edward Grant (screenplay)

Cast
  
Randolph Scott
(Honest John Calhoun aka Gentleman Jack),
Gypsy Rose Lee
(Belle De Valle),
Dinah Shore
(Lettie Candless),
Bob Burns
(Sam Slade),
Charles Winninger
(Pop Candless),
William Marshall
(Steve Atterbury)

Similar movies
  
The Gold Rush
,
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
,
Paint Your Wagon
,
River of No Return
,
North to Alaska
,
Goin' South

Belle of the Yukon is a 1944 American film produced and directed by William A. Seiter and starring Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Dinah Shore. Based on a story by Houston Branch and set in the days of the great Canadian Gold Rush, the film is about a "reformed" con artist-turned-dance hall owner whose girlfriend, played by Gypsy Rose Lee, tries to keep him on the straight and narrow. In 1946, Belle of the Yukon received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song and Best Music Scoring.

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Plot

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In a Yukon town called Malemute, a saloon owned by "Honest" John Calhoun gets a new star performer, Belle De Valle, while he's away. A stranger in town, Sam Slade, offers to keep an eye on things until the boss returns, while saloon manager Pop Candless and crooked town marshal Maitland keep a suspicious eye on him.

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As soon as Honest John gets back, Belle hits him with a vase. They were acquainted in Seattle, where according to Belle, he was actually a con man known as Gentleman Jack who ditched her after becoming wanted by the law for his dishonest ways.

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Pop's attractive daughter Lettie is attracted to Steve Atterbury, the piano player. Pop is leery and finds a letter indicating that Steve is already married with children. Steve is ambushed and put on a boat to Nome, giving the impression that he has coldly left Lettie behind.

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Honest John is secretly plotting a gold theft. He gains the town's trust and is named bank president. Belle discovers the scheme and starts a run of the bank, making Honest John pay off customers with money he'd planned to use in his scam.

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Everything turns out for the best, though, because Steve jumps ship and makes it back to Malemute to win Lettie back, helped by the arrival of his sister, Cherie, and their wealthy father, C.V. Atterbury, who vouches that Steve is unmarried and, as a gesture of good faith, places $100,000 in the bank. Honest John promises to actually be honest from now on.

Cast

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  • Randolph Scott as Honest John Calhoun aka Gentleman Jack
  • Gypsy Rose Lee as Belle De Valle
  • Dinah Shore as Lettie Candless
  • Bob Burns as Sam Slade
  • Charles Winninger as Pop Candless
  • William Marshall as Steve Atterbury
  • Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams as Sheriff Mervin Maitland
  • Robert Armstrong as George
  • Florence Bates as Viola Chase
  • Victor Kilian as Professor Salsbury
  • Wanda McKay as Cherie Atterbury
  • Edward Fielding as C.V. Atterbury
  • Jane Hale as Dance Specialty
  • Radio adaptation

    Belle of the Yukon was presented on Screen Guild Players February 12, 1945. The 30-minute adaptation starred Scott, Shore, Burns and Gail Patrick.

    References

    Belle of the Yukon Wikipedia
    Belle of the Yukon IMDb Belle of the Yukon themoviedb.org