Warner Archive Collection (series)
Songbirds and lovebirds Carl and Sarah happily starve in a 19th-century Viennese garret, waiting the day the world will cheer Carl's operetta. But a lecherous baron with an eye for Sarah and a taste for duels threatens to turn their hope to tragedy.
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 20, 2011
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
- PCM Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Ian Hunter, George Sanders & Felix Bressart|
|Performer:||George Sanders, Ian Hunter, Felix Bressart, Lynne Carver, Diana Lewis, Curt Bois & Fay Holden|
|Directed by||W.S. Van Dyke|
|Edited by||Harold F. Kress|
|Screenwriting by||Lesser Samuels|
|Composition by||Herbert Stothart, Gus Kahn & Noel Coward|
|Art Direction by||Cedric Gibbons|
|Story by||Noel Coward|
|Produced by||Victor Saville|
|Director of Photography:||Oliver T. Marsh & Allen M. Davey|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Songbirds and lovebirds Carl and Sarah Linden (Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald) happily starve in a 19th-century Viennese garret, awaiting the day the world will cheer Carl's operetta. But a lecherous baron (George Sanders) with an eye for Sarah and a taste for duels threatens to turn their hope to tragedy.
Previously filmed in 1933, Noel Coward's sentimental operetta BITTER SWEET was transformed by MGM seven years later into a Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy vehicle, complete with Technicolor. Set in late 19th century Vienna, the story focuses on the romance between music teacher Carl Linden (Eddy) and his prize pupil Sarah Milick (MacDonald). Eloping with Sarah, Carl writes an operetta specially tailored for her talents, which earns her fame and fortune. Alas, poor Carl does not live long enough to see Sarah's triumph, but it is clear that she will never forget him. Chock full of memorable tunes and familiar character faces in the supporting cast (best of all is Herman Bing as a Viennese shopkeeper), BITTER SWEET is musical moviemaking at its best.
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