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Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | | Musical | 30 December 1938 (USA)
The team behind a successful Broadway production tries to stop the married stars from transitioning to Hollywood.

Directors:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II), Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)

Writers:

Fred De Gresac (book) (as Fred de Gresac), Harry B. Smith (book) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Gwen Marlowe
Nelson Eddy ... Ernest Lane
Frank Morgan ... Felix Lehman
Ray Bolger ... Hans
Florence Rice ... Kay Jordan
Mischa Auer ... Leo Kronk
Herman Bing ... Oscar Engel
George Barbier ... Benjamin Silver
Reginald Gardiner ... Norman Trumpett
Fay Holden ... Hannah
Allyn Joslyn ... Dink
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Marlowe
Gene Lockhart ... Augustus
Kathleen Lockhart ... Aunt Amelia
Berton Churchill ... Sheridan
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Storyline

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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Photographed in Technicolor See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enamorados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

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Soundtracks

Keep It Dark
(1903) (uncredited)
(From "The Prince of Pilsen")
Music by Gustave Luders
Lyrics by Frank Pixley
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy with Gene Lockhart, Lucile Watson,
Berton Churchill and Kathleen Lockhart
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Jeanette and Nelson in Technicolor!
28 December 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

Not only was this their first color film, but this was the first story set in contemporary time (1938). Plus, the script has some funny "one-liners." However, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone but fans of Nelson and Jeanette.


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