- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 2, 2011
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
"Be sure the story is something you cannot resist," Richard Rodgers once advised Meredith Willson. After considering 100 projects for a successor to The Music Man
, Willson found one that was irresistible. And unsinkable.
Debbie Reynolds plays the title role, inviting all to "Belly Up to the Bar, Boys" for the whoop-and-holler film of Willson's 1960 Broadway hit. Reynolds rerceived a 1964 Best Actress Oscar nomination as the backwoods heroine who survives the Titanic and the snobbery of Denver society. Screen-debuting Harve Presnell reprises his stage role of Johnny, who has heartful-and-a-half of love for Molly. Johnny wasn't alone. Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young so admired the movie they named their Gemini 3 spacecraft Molly Brown.
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Debbie Reynolds provides an energetic performance as a spunky western girl determined to break into Denver high society. Eventually, she becomes the richest woman in town. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Actress--Debbie Reynolds, Best (Adapted) Score.
A backwoods girl goes from rags to riches in this splashy musical comedy based on a true story. Molly Brown, an orphan raised in the Colorado wilderness, becomes a millionairess when her husband strikes it rich during the silver boom of the 1880s. After rising to the heights of Denver society and nearly going down with the Titanic, Molly emerges as true heroine, singing and dancing all the way.
Rags To Riches |
- Filmed in Panavision; color by Metrocolor.
- Harve Presnell also played the role of Johnny Brown in the Broadway production.
- The song "Here's My Friend" was added to the film score.