In 1938, theatre impresario David Belasco’s melodrama became a delightful Western operetta, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The only female in the mining town of Cloudy, MacDonald’s character, Mary, is riding to a musical benefit in Monterey when her coach is waylaid by a pretend-Mexican bandit played by Eddy. He falls in love with her, but so has an ambitious lawman, played with suave menace by Walter Pidgeon. This Musical Western features great songs by Sigmund Romberg and superb acting by Western stalwarts Noah Berry Sr. and Leo Carrillo.
Henry C. Parke is a screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California, who blogs about Western movies, TV, radio and print news: HenrysWesternRoundup.Blogspot.com