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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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Karl Lang
Risë Stevens ...
Maria Lanyi
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Bernard Fischer
Florence Bates ...
Madame Helene
Dorothy Raye ...
Magda (as Dorothy Gilmore)
Nydia Westman ...
Liesel - Maid
Max Barwyn ...
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Charles Judels ...
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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 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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Comedy | Family | Musical

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November 1941 (USA)  »

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O Soldado de Chocolate  »

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In 1924, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne starred on Broadway in what is considered the definitive version of the non-musical play "The Guardsman". This was adapted from Hungarian to English by Philip Moeller. This production opened at the Garrick Theatre in New York on Oct. 13, 1924 and ran for 248 performances. See more »

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Version of The Chocolate Soldier (1914) See more »

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Song of the Flea
(1879)
Music by Modest Mussorgsky
Russian lyrics by Strugovschchikov
English lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Nelson Eddy at the Double Eagle
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Endless but the music and singing are beautiful
6 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fearing that Nelson and Jeanette had hit their last high note at the box office, Louis B teamed Nelson with Rise Stevens in "The Chocolate Soldier" in 1941. The two make a lovely team, both good-looking with beautiful operatic voices. The plot? Well, this married couple star together on stage. The husband (Eddy) thinks the wife (Stevens) is losing interest, so he disguises himself as another man and romances her.

It takes a long time, but the music is beautiful, including "My Hero," "Mon coeur" from Samson and Delilah, "Evening Star" from Tannhauser (in English - I'm guessing in 1941, no one wanted to hear German), and many others. A friend of mine worked for Stevens, and she would occasionally comment that she was quite a looker in her day, to which my friend would reply, "Yeah, Miss Stevens, you were all right." She was a little more than that, at a time when opera singers who had true glamor was rarer than it is today.

Eddy and MacDonald were reteamed for one more film; the world had changed too much for their operatic fantasies. When Mario Lanza starred in films that used opera ten years later, he played, among other things, a truck driver and a soldier. It's too bad; Stevens and Eddy and MacDonald and Eddy both made beautiful teams.


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