Belle of the Yukon (1945)

William Seiter’s modest musical, made by RKO Radio, centers on a saloon owner (played by Randolph Scott), whose entertainers include Gypsy Rose Lee and Dinah Shore.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Song: “Sleighride in July,” music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke
Scoring of a Musical Picture: Arthur Lange.

Oscar Context

The Oscar Song went to “It Might As Well Be Spring,” from “State Fair,” and the Scoring Oscar to the Gene Kelly vehicle, “Anchors Aweigh.”

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