Screening on Film
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke.
With Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan.
US, 1938, 16mm, color, 114 min.

A veteran Broadway stage couple are tempted by the chance to go to Hollywood in this delightful operetta. Although the couple are motivated by the promise of financial and artistic freedom, the offer proves more disruptive to their already hectic lives as suspicions of infidelity arise. Sensing Jeanette Macdonald’s desire to move beyond her on-screen pairing with Nelson Eddy, MGM furnished the film with a lavish budget which included the use of three-strip Technicolor. With a screenplay by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, the film provides more barbed exchanges than were customary for MacDonald and Eddy.

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