Sweethearts

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  • Genre(s): Musical Comedy
  • Release year: 1938
  • Running time: 114 min
Broadway’s Gwen Marlowe and Ernest Lane are sweethearts, onstage as stars of Victor Herbert’s operetta and offstage as happily marrieds. Then Hollywood beckons, and their fretful stage producer puts the kibosh on any Tinseltown plans by trumping up a... read more

Broadway’s Gwen Marlowe and Ernest Lane are sweethearts, onstage as stars of Victor Herbert’s operetta and offstage as happily marrieds. Then Hollywood beckons, and their fretful stage producer puts the kibosh on any Tinseltown plans by trumping up a romantic triangle that sets the lovebirds feuding. The 24–karat Golden Age singing team of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy headlines a lavish, gossamer-weight box office smash glittering with songs that showcase their superb voices. Director W. S. Van Dyke II provides sophistication, the Dorothy Parker-Alan Campbell script provides rapier wit and the Oscar®-winning cinematography* provides proof the ravishing, red-haired MacDonald was born for Technicolor®.

Original Release

12/22/1938

US Release

12/22/1938

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Cast

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
Douglas McPhail Harvey
George Barbier Benjamin Silver
Reginald Gardiner Norman Trumpett
(see additional cast & crew)
1939 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Nominated
1939 Oscar Won
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