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The Chocolate Soldier (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Family, Musical | November 1941 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Leonard Lee (screen play), Keith Winter (screen play)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nelson Eddy ... Karl Lang
Risë Stevens ... Maria Lanyi
Nigel Bruce ... Bernard Fischer
Florence Bates ... Madame Helene
Dorothy Raye ... Magda (as Dorothy Gilmore)
Nydia Westman ... Liesel - Maid
Max Barwyn ... Anton
Charles Judels ... Klementov
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Storyline

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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Sights To See! Songs To Hear! It's Packed With Pleasure!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El soldado de chocolate See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Risë Stevens' rendition of "America the Beautiful" (music by Samuel A. Ward, lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates) was deleted from this movie. Footage of the anthem would appear in a short subject titled We Must Have Music (1941), a cavalcade of clips from MGM musicals between 1929 and 1941. Also contained in the short were Miss Stevens and Nelson Eddy singing the last few stanzas of "My Hero," taken from this feature. See more »

Connections

Version of The Chocolate Soldier (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Forgive
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Straus
Musical adaptation by Bronislau Kaper and Herbert Stothart (1941)
Original lyrics by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson
English lyrics by Hugh Stanislaus Stange (as Stanislaus Stange)
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1941)
Sung by Nelson Eddy in the show
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Nelson Eddy excels in humorous role
23 June 2003 | by kinder-1See all my reviews

Nelson Eddy and Rise Stevens star in an amusing film about a jealous husband, and his suspicions of his wife's infidelity. Nelson plays a dual role as the insecure husband and the Russian singer he impersonates to test his wife's loyalty. Rise is delicious as the teasing wife who exploits his doubts unmercifully. Nelson plays the Russian in a broad and sardonic manner which seems to prove again that he is more at ease and sure of himself in films without his usual costar and RL love interest. Nelson and Rise are in excellent voice. A couple of dances without the two leads could easily be cut. Neither approaches the humor of Nelson, nervously biting his nails, as he contemplates his insecurities.


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