Videotaped before a live audience, this is the New York City Opera's production of the operetta, with, unlike the film versions, its original plot and characters.

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Episode credited cast:
Leigh Munro ...
Marianne Beaunoir
James Billings ...
Monsieur Beaunoir
Joyce Campana ...
Muriel Costa-Greenspon ...
Clotilde Lombaste
Richard White ...
Robert Mission
Michael Cousins ...
Phillippe Dupres
Gerald Isaac ...
Alexander
David Rae Smith ...
Vicounte Ribaud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Coleman ...
Himself - Conductor
Harris Davis ...
Cafe Proprietor
David Frye ...
Jacques
Esperanza Galan ...
Flower Dancer
Kenneth Kantor ...
Bessac
Terry Lacy ...
A Spaniard
John Langston ...
Admiral Dejean
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Videotaped before a live audience, this is the New York City Opera's production of the operetta, with, unlike the film versions, its original plot and characters.

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8 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Phillippe Dupres: [singing] Love came to me / Gay and tender / Love came to me / Sweet surrender / Love came to me / In bright romantic splendor. / Fickle was she/ Faithful never / Fickle was she / And clever / So will it be / Forever - forever / Softly, as in a morning sunrise / The light of love comes stealing / Into a newborn day.
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3 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent video tape version of the Romberg-Hammerstein stage musical. Neither the 1930 film version nor the later 1940 MacDonald-Eddy MGM version is faithful to the original libretto. For the most part, this version is faithful. Romberg was a master melodist whose European leanings obscure his music for today's audiences. However, if you listen closely, Romberg is only one step behind Jerome Kern in using an "American" sound. His waltzes may reek of old Vienna, but his rhythm songs are nicely syncopated. "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" have been staples of jazz musicians for years. "One Kiss" and "Wanting You" are fine old ballads and the neglected "Marianne" has a Latin syncopated edge to it. The only number missing from the production is the bouncy "Try Her Out at Dances". This production is light and full of good humor.


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