A young girl falls in love with a young conductor in Vienna, and they marry. Their marriage, however, is threatened by a wealthy man who sets his sights on the wife.

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Fernand Gravey ...
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Captain Auguste Lutte
Clifford Heatherley ...
Herr Schlick
Esme Percy ...
Hugh Devon
Ivy St. Helier ...
Manon la Crevette
Gibb McLaughlin ...
The Footman
Stuart Robertson ...
Hugh Williams ...
Vincent
Pat Paterson ...
Dolly
Patrick Ludlow ...
Henry
Kay Hammond ...
Gussi
Miles Malleson ...
The Butler
Norma Whalley ...
Mrs. Millick
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A young girl falls in love with a young conductor in Vienna, and they marry. Their marriage, however, is threatened by a wealthy man who sets his sights on the wife.

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25 August 1933 (USA)  »

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Doce Amargura  »

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Connections

Remade as Bitter Sweet (1940) See more »

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If Love Were All
Music and Lyrics by Noël Coward
Sung by Ivy St. Helier
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Charming, typical Noel Coward fare hard to resist
11 July 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a light romantic story (operetta originally) filled with melodies such as the lovely "I'll See You Again" sung by Sarah (Anna Neagle). The tale begins with Sarah, now older, reminiscing about her first love. As a young girl Sarah falls in love with Carl, a musician, and runs off with him to Vienna. They are happily wed and Carl earns a living conducting a small orchestra Viennese style. Enter a certain Captain who sets his eye on Sarah and proceeds to shower her with his attentions, much to her dismay.

This film is almost an early version of "Maytime" (1937) which starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, as they are similar yet vary in the plot line. Needless to say I like them both a great deal.

If you enjoy musicals with gentle charm and are 'oh so romantic', do try to see this one.


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