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Sweethearts (22-Dec-1938)

Director: W. S. Van Dyke

Writers: Dorothy Parker; Alan Campbell

From a play: Sweethearts by Fred De Gresac; Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith (operetta book and lyrics)

Music by: Victor Herbert

Producer: Hunt Stromberg

Keywords: Musical

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mischa Auer
17-Nov-1905 5-Mar-1967 My Man Godfrey
George Barbier
19-Nov-1864 19-Jul-1945 Life Begins at Forty
Herman Bing
30-Mar-1889 9-Jan-1947 1930s character actor
Ray Bolger
10-Jan-1904 15-Jan-1987 The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
Berton Churchill
9-Dec-1876 10-Oct-1940 Heroes for Sale
Nelson Eddy
29-Jun-1901 6-Mar-1967 Phantom of the Opera
Reginald Gardiner
27-Feb-1903 7-Jul-1980 English-American character actor
Fay Holden
26-Sep-1893 23-Jun-1973 Played Andy Hardy's mother
Allyn Joslyn
21-Jul-1901 21-Jan-1981 Only Angels Have Wings
Gene Lockhart
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Jeanette MacDonald
18-Jun-1903 14-Jan-1965 The Merry Widow
Frank Morgan
1-Jun-1890 18-Sep-1949 The Wizard of Oz
Florence Rice
14-Feb-1911 23-Feb-1974 At the Circus
Raymond Walburn
9-Sep-1887 26-Jul-1969 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Lucile Watson
27-May-1879 24-Jun-1962 Watch on the Rhine


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
Reginald Gardiner   ...   Norman Trumpett
George Barbier   ...   Benjamin Silver
Fay Holden   ...   Hannah
Allyn Joslyn   ...   Dink
Lucile Watson   ...   Mrs. Marlowe
Gene Lockhart   ...   Augustus
Kathleen Lockhart   ...   Aunt Amelia
Berton Churchill   ...   Sheridan
Terry Kilburn   ...   Brother
Raymond Walburn   ...   Orlando
Douglas McPhail   ...   Harvey
Betty Jaynes   ...   Una
Olin Howland   ...   Appleby
Dalies Frantz   ...   Concert Pianist


Review by Marijune H. Snyder (posted on 24-Jun-2007)

SWEETHEARTS is one of the best movies next to Maytime that Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy ever made. They are a married couple on stage, singers, and do lovely music, also Jeanette has a flair for dancing very well with Ray Bolger. The story is about their hard work, coming home to family, also the family of their productions on the stage, trying to keep them going on and on. Their lives are not their own, they are badgered with special programs to sing and exploit the stage show they are in. Hollywood is after them, and all Hell breaks loose. The only way to get them to Hollywood is to trick them. The movie is worth the time and even the buying of the DVD of this wonderful cast. There is definitely a charismatic tie between these two. I still believe they were in love when this was made. They seem to feel so at home together in this movie, as it were their real life. Dirty work afoot with the writer fixing a break up so they will not go to Hollywood as a team. They soon come together and again after reading some gossip and return to the stage. Their music is magnificent and they seem to have such fun together in this move. See it! You will never be sorry!

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