What do Nancy and the Mounties have in common? They always get their man! Animated GIF

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Disclaimer: Yes, I am aware that the “always get their man” slogan is more Hollywood than reality but I beg the indulgence of my Canadian readers in this instance.

Upstream is one of the lost movies that was recovered during a 2010 expedition to the New Zealand film archive. It was directed by none other than John Ford, who was known for westerns even then but would sometimes branch out to other genres. In this case, a backstage dramedy and a rather good one too. Nancy Nash has won over Grant Withers or is it the other way round? In any case, he sealed the deal with a ring.

I thought Nancy Nash was charming in the film but her Hollywood career seemed to fizzle.

(You can read my review of Upstream here.)

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