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The Chocolate Soldier

The Chocolate Soldier

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Opera star Rise Stevens makes her big-screen debut opposite Nelson Eddy in this rollicking adaptation of Ferenc Molneír's the Guardsman set to the Chocolate Soldier's glorious score. Hungary's most popular musical comedy team Karl Lang (Eddy) and Maria Lanyi (Stevens) are married to the stage as well as to each other. But after six months of wedded bliss Karl convinces himself that his flirtatious wife is planning to leave him. Deciding to put Maria's loyalty to the test he woos her in the guise of a Russian guardsman unaware she's seen through his act and is pretending to fall for his charms just to teach him a lesson. Able to attain the rights to the Chocolate Soldier's music but not the George Bernard Shaw play on which it was based M-G-M grafted the operetta's songs onto the Molneír play creating a sparkling musical comedy that received three Oscarnominations: Best B&W Cinematography Best Sound Recording and Best Musical Scoring.

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Title: The Chocolate Soldier
Genre: Musicals (Theatrical)
Starring: Eddie Albert, Nelson Eddy, Rise Stevens, Risë Stevens, Nigel Bruce, Florence Bates, Nydia Westman, Max Barwyn, Charles Judels, Dorothy Gilmore
Directors: Max Liebman, Roy Del Ruth
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Mono Sound
Release Date: 11/27/2012
Original Year: 1941
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
Genre: Musicals (Theatrical)
Catalog #: 664814
UPC: 883316648148
Item #: 504707X

Technical Information

Street Date: 11/27/2012
Original Language: ENG
Closed Caption: No
Run Time: 102 minutes
Studio: Warner Archives