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Sweethearts (1938) was a Musical Film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringHerbert StothartNominated
Special Award To Oliver Marsh and Allen Davey for the color cinematography of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, Sweethearts.Won
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THE MGM MUSICAL MAGIC BLOGATHON: Sweethearts (1938)

on May 18, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood is hosting The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon from May 18th to the 20th. Click HERE for the laughter and song from the MGM dream factory. Jeanette MacDonald jumped from a dues-paying stage actress and singer to a leading lady of motion pictures with he... Read full article


THE MGM MUSICAL MAGIC BLOGATHON: Sweethearts (1938)

on May 18, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood is hosting The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon from May 18th to the 20th. Click HERE for the laughter and song from the MGM dream factory. Jeanette MacDonald jumped from a dues-paying stage actress and singer to a leading lady of motion pictures with he... Read full article


Musical Monday: Sweethearts (1938)

on Oct 30, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “Sweethearts” (1... Read full article


Seven Sweethearts (1942)

By Lindsey on Jan 15, 2016 From The Motion Pictures

“To this great land of jive and juleps, the Dutch once came to plant their tulips… They grit their teeth, pulled in their belts, produced New York – and the Roosevelts… Enriched this best of melting pots with their traditions, towns and tots… Behold! In Michigan today t... Read full article


Sweethearts (1938)

By Beatrice on Nov 29, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Sweethearts Directed by W.S. Van Dyke Screenplay by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell based on a story by Fred De Grasac et al 1938/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing The singing is the high point of this movie. Gwen Marlowe (Jeanette MacDonald) and Ernest Lane (Nelson Eddy) play sweethearts in th... Read full article


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This is MGM's first film to feature a different lion roaring in the logo, by the name of Tanner. This lion appeared at the beginning of MGM's Technicolor feature films and cartoons.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 15, 1947 with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald again reprising their film roles.
Although the onscreen credits read: "Book and Lyrics by Fred De Gresac, Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith," only Fred De Gresac and Harry B. Smith wrote the book of the operetta, while only Robert B. Smith wrote lyrics.
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