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The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964)

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Molly, a tomboy orphan rescued from the Colorado River and brought up by Shamus Tobin, sets out to find a rich husband. Arriving in Leadville, she gets a job singing in Christmas Morgan's saloon. En route she has met Johnny Brown, and when he refurbishes her cabin, she marries him. Johnny, wishing to satisfy Molly's hunger for money, sells her silver mine for $300,000, but the paper currency is burned accidentally after Molly hides it in the stove. Comforting her, Johnny tosses his pickax in the air, and it cracks open the richest gold vein in Colorado history. The Browns and Shamus move into a mansion in Denver, where the unpolished Molly hopes to break into society but is thoroughly snubbed by the elite. The Browns then go to Europe, where Molly becomes the toast of royalty. They return to Denver, bringing along their royal friends, and Molly's party to introduce them to Denver society is a success until Johnny's Leadville friends show up and turn it into a free-for-all. Rejected once more, Molly returns to Europe despite Johnny's warning that the separation will end their marriage. He returns to Leadville. In Europe, Prince de Lanière falls in love with Molly, but she decides to go back to Johnny. She sails on the Titanic , and when the ship sinks, Molly saves the lives of the people in an overcrowded lifeboat. Her courage and selflessness make worldwide headlines, and all Denver at last welcomes her home with open arms. And Johnny, too, is on hand to welcome Molly. Songs : "I Ain't Down Yet" (Molly), "Colorado Is My Home" (Johnny), "Belly Up to the Bar, Boys" (Molly), "I'll Never Say No" (Molly), "Leadville Johnny Brown [Soliloquy]" (Johnny), "He's My Friend" (Molly & Cast).