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Klondike Annie (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 21 February 1936 (USA)
Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Mae West (play), Marion Morgan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mae West ... The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
Victor McLaglen ... Bull Brackett
Phillip Reed ... Insp. Jack Forrest
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Sister Annie Alden
Harry Beresford ... Brother Bowser
Harold Huber ... Chan Lo
Lucile Gleason ... Big Tess (as Lucille Webster Gleason)
Conway Tearle ... Vance Palmer
Esther Howard ... Fanny Radler
Soo Yong Soo Yong ... Fah Wong, Rose's Maid
John Rogers John Rogers ... Buddie
Ted Oliver Ted Oliver ... Grigsby
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Gilbert
Gene Austin ... Organist
Vladimar Bykoff Vladimar Bykoff ... Marinoff
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Storyline

Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She Made the Frozen North... Red Hot!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frisco Kate See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was around the time that Mae was making this picture that her husband, Frank Wallace, came forward and sold his story to the press. She was forced to admit he was her husband, and they divorced in 1942. Complicating matters was the fact that Frank had married another woman illegally in 1915 and had just recently divorced her. See more »

Quotes

Bull Brackett: I can always tell a lady.
The Frisco Doll: Yeah? Whaddya tell 'em?
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Soundtracks

Mister Deep Blue Sea
Written by Gene Austin & James P. Johnson (uncredited)
Performed by Mae West
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Dull West Vehicle
24 April 2009 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

I've never been a huge fan of Mae West but watched this because it was directed by Raoul Walsh, a director who could usually be relied upon to deliver a few tricks to distinguish his work from the production line fodder that the Hollywood studios were churning out in the 30s. This one's a dull affair though, curiously flat with no spark at all between West and McLaglen as the woman of dubious character and the rowdy sea captain who spirits her away from an evil Chinaman. It's difficult to understand why the plump and plain Miss West was considered such a sex symbol in her day. For much of this film she doesn't so much have lines to deliver as a series of one-liners that fall far short of her more famous saucy quips. Definitely one for completists only.


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