Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 15, 1954

Rose Marie (MGM) is a title that Hollywood has used to cover a multitude of scenarios. In the Harbach-Hammer-stein hit musical on Broadway (1924), Rose Marie was a cute little French Canadian named La Flamme, in love with a brave young trapper. To save her lover's life, La Flamme was forced to accept the attentions of a villain named Edward Hawley. In 1928 M-G-M first presented Rose Marie as a sort of silent musical, and gave Joan Crawford, in the leading role, a dying husband to nurse between gripping scenes with both the trapper...

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