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The Chocolate Soldier (1941) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Victor Saville.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyKarl FreundNominated
Best Music - ScoringHerbert Stothart, Bronislau KaperNominated

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Musical Monday: The Chocolate Soldier (1941)

on Oct 21, 2019 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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Chocolate Soldier?? Musi... Read full article

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In 1955, Risë Stevens again starred in another version, this time co-starring Eddie Albert: The Chocolate Soldier.
In 1924, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne starred on Broadway in what is considered the definitive version of the non-musical play "The Guardsman". This was adapted from Hungarian to English by Philip Moeller. This production opened at the Garrick Theatre in New York on Oct. 13, 1924 and ran for 248 performances.
Risë Stevens' rendition of "America the Beautiful" (music by Samuel A. Ward, lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates) was deleted from this movie. Footage of the anthem would appear in a short subject titled We Must Have Music, a cavalcade of clips from MGM musicals between 1929 and 1941. Also contained in the short were Miss Stevens and Nelson Eddy singing the last few stanzas of "My Hero," taken from this feature.
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Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1941

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Also directed by Roy Del Ruth

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Also released in 1941

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