I love charming things. Shirley Temple movies, Old Mother West Wind Books, Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Songs of the Road', and 'Five Little Peppers and How They Grew'. Charming! Harvey the darned Rabbit? Charming! Honestly, I believe we need a LOT more 'charming', and a lot less 'cool'. Charming things make one smile, they feel comfortable, they include you in the experience, and they never leave you feeling anything but nice feelings...even when bad things happen. That's exactly how I feel about Dick Powell's 1949 Mountie picture, Mrs. Mike. It's just plain charming.
That, as they say, is the question...and our story.
I suggest that if you can't actually go up to those resplendent Canadian wilds, Mrs. Mike is...a charming substitute.
Here's my list of Mountie films! Please feel free to download, and let me know any that I might be missing!
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