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The Chocolate Soldier (1941)

 -  Comedy | Family | Musical  -  November 1941 (USA)
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Maria and Karl Lang are the singing duo of Vienna. Maria is very flirtatious and Karl very jealous. Karl decides to masquerade as a Russian guardsman and attempts to make Maria flirt with ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Karl Lang
Risë Stevens ...
Maria Lanyi
Nigel Bruce ...
Bernard Fischer
Florence Bates ...
Madame Helene
Dorothy Raye ...
Magda (as Dorothy Gilmore)
Nydia Westman ...
Liesel - Maid
Max Barwyn ...
Charles Judels ...


Maria and Karl Lang are the singing duo of Vienna. Maria is very flirtatious and Karl very jealous. Karl decides to masquerade as a Russian guardsman and attempts to make Maria flirt with him - to test her loyalty to him - as the Russian, Karl makes a vigorous attempt to seduce Maria. For a moment she accepts then rejects. Karl is left in turmoil... Written by Kelly

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russian | singer | actor | actress | nightclub | See more »


Comedy | Family | Musical


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November 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In 1955, Risë Stevens again starred in another version, this time co-starring Eddie Albert: The Chocolate Soldier (1955). See more »


Version of The Chocolate Soldier (1955) See more »


Thank the Lord the War Is Over
Music by Oscar Straus
Musical adaptation by Bronislau Kaper and Herbert Stothart (1941)
Original lyrics by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson
English lyrics by Hugh Stanislaus Stange (as Stanislaus Stange)
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1941)
Sung by Risë Stevens and Nelson Eddy and chorus in the show
Hummed a cappella by Florence Bates
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Nelson Eddy gives great comic performance!!
12 February 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Proof positive that NELSON EDDY finally was able to shed his "wooden" image is THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER. Whatever inspired him to do this performance (some say it was his frequent radio work that developed his acting talent), his impersonation of a Russian Cossack is both hilarious and convincing. He has a great time squeezing every bit of humor out of his sardonic dialogue and is never for a moment upstaged by the talented Rise Stevens. In fact, although she is carefully photographed and seems to be brimming with good humor, her performance is considerably weaker than Eddy's. One can only speculate how much better the film would have been if Eddy's usual co-star (with her great sense of comic timing) had been available.

Both singers are in fine voice but it's Eddy who steals the show with his rendition of "Song of the Flea". Nelson Eddy was rarely praised for his acting prowess, but here he delivers a solid, sensational performance with great flair and dexterity. Absolutely his best work as an actor!

The pleasant supporting cast includes Nigel Bruce and Florence Bates.

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