From the Golden Age of Television, a live TV performance of the famed operetta, more faithful to the original than either the 1943 or 1953 film versions.

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From the Golden Age of Television, a live TV performance of the famed operetta, more faithful to the original than either the 1943 or 1953 film versions.

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BRAVOS TO NELSON EDDY AND GALE SHERWOOD!
26 December 2002 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to get a good copy of this 1955 broadcast on VHS. I was surprised at the good production values, direction (Max Liebman) and choreography (Rod Alexander) -- for early TV this was quite impressive. Nelson Eddy and and Gale Sherwood have an excellent blend of voices and do great justice to the soaring music of Sigmund Romberg.

The sets are primative, but work and the camera work itself is fluid and enjoyable. This is a real entertainment treat if you're able to locate a copy! My copy is Black and White, but the original was in NBC's early technicolor.


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