The Unsinkable Molly Brown
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Meredith Willson's second Broadway hit (the first and biggest was The Music Man) proved a lucrative vehicle for the equally unsinkable Debbie Reynolds. Based on a true story, the film casts Debbie as hoydenish Molly Brown, who wangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell). When the local social arbiters give Molly the brush-off, she pulls off a coup by bringing a representative of European royalty, Prince Louis de Laniere (Vassili Lambrinos) into the Colorado community. Her admiration for the prince causes a rift… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Debbie Reynolds received her only Oscar nomination for playing the title role of this artistically mediocre but commercially popular musical comedy about the rags to riches of the Denver heroine who was also a passenger on the Titanic."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The movie sinks like the Titanic."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Razzle-dazzle biopic kept afloat by a determined Reynolds."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
""Beware: The high spirits are contagious""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"There's a reason why Charles Walters' musicals are less remembered than Stanley Donen's."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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