Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet

Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2011
UPC: 0883316361382
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 4,611

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanette MacDonald Sarah Millick
Nelson Eddy Carl Linden
George Sanders Baron Von Tranisch
Ian Hunter Lord Shayne
Felix Bressart Max
Edward Ashley Harry Daventry
Lynne Carver Dolly
Diana Lewis Jane
Curt Bois Ernst
Fay Holden Mrs. Millick
Sig Rumann Herr Schlick
Janet Beecher Lady Daventry
Charles Judels Herr Wyler
Veda Ann Borg Manon
Herman Bing Market Keeper
Greta Meyer Mama Luden
Hans Conried Rudolph
Jeff Corey Border
Armand Kaliz Headwaiter
Philip Winter Edgar

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Noël Coward Score Composer,Songwriter
Allen M. Davey Cinematographer
John S. Detlie Production Designer
Cedric Gibbons Production Designer
Gus Kahn Songwriter
Harold Kress Editor
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Ernst Matray Choreography
Lesser Samuels Screenwriter
Victor Saville Producer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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