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All four are members of the singing sister act The Edmonds Sisters, and upon arriving in Yukon they find out their father was murdered. The four heroines get work at the saloon owned by Johnny Kisco Gene Barry. Hollywood veteran Lewis R. Foster directed this wonderful and colorful musical, which was the first ever 3-D musical and the first widescreen film released by Paramount Pictures.
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Lewis R. Pine-Thomas Productions Paramount. A deeply aggressive movie, both in its constant visual assault of in-your-face 3-D effects and its startlingly blunt tonal shifts, in which a weepy family tragedy and a blandly naughty dancing girl sequence can be separated by literally one frame.
Set in during the Klondike Gold Rush, a "boomtown" called Dawson sprouts up in the Yukon territory with a casino called the Klondike Club being its social focal point. However there's still plenty of moral high ground in the town who don't approve of the gambling and burlesque shows going on there, and Vance Edmonds, a transplant from Seattle, often prints editorials about this in his newspaper. Someone at the club gets fed up with this and shoots him, hoping to put a stop to the paper altogether.
Hedda Hopper reported on February 10, "Paramount didn't know that Gene used to be in musical comedies until someone, while kidding around at the studio, did a test of him in a song and dance act. Some controversy surrounded the production on June 17, when Variety reported: "Screenwriters George W. Writing team charges they were hired Dec.
It was the first 3-D musical. After her husband is killed, a woman Moorehead takes her four unmarried daughters to Alaska during the Gold Rush to help their father, not knowing he is already dead. When the Edmonds women arrive in Skagwaythey meet Johnny Kisco, owner of the Klondike Club, whose partner is the one who killed Edmonds, a newspaper publisher.