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In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love. They are married. In Vienna, they struggle to make a living by making music. Carl writes an operetta and tries to get it produced. They are helped along by Viennese Baron, but his intentions are not honorable. He kills Carl in a sword fight. A big producer does put on the operetta, with Sari in the lead -- but without her husband, it is a bittersweet victory.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Seattle Monday 1 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5); it first aired in Norfolk VA 11 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Philadelphia 12 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles Friday 19 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Memphis 31 August 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Honolulu 1 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Hartford CT 8 September 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New York City 13 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Altoona PA 15 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 30 October 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Portland OR 15 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Miami 25 December 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Indianapolis 20 February 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13), in Cincinnati 17 March 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in St. Louis 27 March 1958 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Columbus 30 March 1958 on WLW-C and, finally, in San Francisco 12 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »
Saw this film recently on a Turner Classic Movies TV broadcast and was dazzled once again by an incredibly deluxe production number in which the color palette was limited to aquas, subtle shades of pinks and rose, dazzling whites and ivories and that's about it. It's a song, mounted as part of an operetta, "Ziguener" ("The Gypsy"), in which Jeanette MacDonald is pursued over an enormous, multi-level stage by a flotilla of violin-playing, elaborately costumed musicians as she trills her heart out. It's Hollywood extravagance at its most eye-filling, and the gorgeous Technicolor justifies the Oscar nominations for art direction and color cinematography which this film received. M-G-M gave its "Singing Sweethearts," Jeanette and Nelson Eddy, a lovely vehicle with this one and its like will probably never grace a first-run screen ever again. Thank goodness that TCM occasionally exhumes this one from its vault to delight us every once in a while.
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