Westerns? Musicals?

Why not put them together. And Hollywood did just that, starting almost as soon as movies could talk. But of the dozens of such films only a few deserve our attention.

There are, of course, transplants from Broadway, such as Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. But the three films we’ll briefly discuss today were all written for the screen and are top notch entertainment — 1946’s The Harvey Girls — (below) 1953’s Calamity Jane (above)– and 1954’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers — What Classics.

Of course our friends of Deanna would be upset if we didn’t mention Durbin’s 1944 outing in Can’t Help Singing.

And like all good musicals, they were in glorious Technicolor!

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