Although technically a remake, this film differs greatly both from the original operetta (by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Rudolf Friml, and Herbert Stothart) and from the 1936 Eddy-MacDonald film based on the operetta (see above). The first musical to be shot in color and
CinemaScope, it uses the big screen to good advantage, making the most of its Canadian Rocky Mountain locations, but when one's eyes stray from the mountains to the people in front of them, the film is in trouble. Ann Blyth plays Rose Marie, a French-Canadian backwoods woman who loves James
(Fernando Lamas), a mean trapper being pursued by Mike Malone (Howard Keel), the Mountie beloved of I...