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Sweet Adeline (1934)

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In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But ... See full summary »

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Adeline Schmidt
Donald Woods ...
Sid Barnett
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Rupert Rockingham
Ned Sparks ...
Dan Herzig
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Oscar Schmidt
Wini Shaw ...
Elysia (as Winifred Shaw)
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Major Day
Nydia Westman ...
Nellie
Dorothy Dare ...
Dot
Phil Regan ...
Michael
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In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But Sid frets as Adeline spends increasing amounts of time with the dashing Major Day. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Musical | Romance

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29 December 1934 (USA)  »

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A Tua Canção  »

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The following cast members in studio records/casting call lists (with their character names) did not appear in the movie: Jack Mulhall (Bob), Harry Tyler (Louis), Martin Garralaga (Dark young man), Nick Copeland (Prop man), Ferdinand Munier (General Hawkes), Joseph E. Bernard (Waiter) and 'Mary Treen'. See more »

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The action takes place in 1898, but two cast members sing the title song, "You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline", which wasn't published until 1903. See more »

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Why Was I Born
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played on piano by Donald Woods and sung by Wini Shaw at the beer garden
Reprised by Irene Dunne at the beer garden
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Wanted To Like It, But Couldn't; Too Dated
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film. It had personal sentiment for me as my mother's day was "Adeline" and I had high regard for Irene Dunne ever since I saw her star in "I Remember Maman."

Yet, despite that positive attitude going in, this wasn't something I'd watch again. It wasn't bad; just too dated and I didn't care for Irene's soprano voice. Yikes, that women hit high notes that rattled my fillings! At least she looked good: the most attractive I've seen her in her younger years. The film, though, as a whole, had a very dated appearance.

Billed as a musical romance, I was impressed with how much humor was in this movie. As for leading men, I knew Donald Woods from "A Tale Of Two Cities" but he never struck me as forceful enough to be a leading man. Louis Calhern, however, always was credible at the detestable villain, as he was here once again.

Reviewers here knock the script, but it was the songs that did nothing for me, not the screenplay. Had these songs been more appealing to me, I probably would have kept the VHS, if only for sentimental reasons.


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