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Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | | Musical | 30 December 1938 (USA)
A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as W.S. Van Dyke II), (uncredited)

Writers:

(book) (as Fred de Gresac), (book) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them away from relatives and friends who want to engage them in countless performances. However, when it comes to signing their Hollywood contract they do not sign as Gwen has been perceived into believing her seetheart and husband is engaged in an affair with their personal assistant. The Sweethearts split up and carry on performing their musical production around America with their understudies as their co-stars. Eventually they are united in a Broadway Show. Written by Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>

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Exquisite music . . . sparkling romance for the King and Queen of song ! See more »

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Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »
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30 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enamorados  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is MGM's first full length feature in 3-color Technicolor. See more »

Crazy Credits

The second of two credit titles for Victor Herbert reads "Immortal Melodies by Victor Herbert". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Waltons: The Hawk (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Madamoiselle
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung a bit by Jeanette MacDonald and Douglas McPhail
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The Technicolor reveals Jeanette MacDonald's flaming red hair and blue eyes which makes her a prima donna in this film!
20 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a surprise that "Sweethearts" was MGM's first full-length movie in color and also that Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy were selected for this venture. Since it is based in modern times, 1938, it is much more believable and enjoyable in color. I just watched this film on Turner Classic Movies and enjoyed the story and each scene as it unfolded. She could have been a classic opera diva with her talent and good stage presence but instead she chose to make films that are recorded for us and posterity to enjoy! "Sweethearts" is a fun film to watch with music from a bygone era that will not be duplicated in this present age of reality, action films.


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