Bitter Sweet (1940)
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Sure, the acting might be uneven, costumes not proper (but this is NOT uncommon for Hollywood) Who cares? These two singers are front and center. I guess I'm sentimental but I love all their movies even with other singers like the wonderful Allan Jones.
Seeing Jeanette and Mr. Eddy in live concert in Wichita Ks was a highlite after seeing them as a child in so many movies.
Don't be too hard on these movies. Listen to the wonderful voices and music. Forget the rest. Think how fortunate we are to have them on film!
Jeanette's gowns I found a bit much - it seems Adrian must have been in a wild mood a couple times... some were okay: I really liked the blue one she wore at the beginning and the satin ones she wore at Schlick's. The apricot one at the last café scene was the best! The purple one in the Tokay scene drew all attention away from anything else in the scene and drives my eyes buggy with those perfectly matched, zig-zagging stripes. Good for a laugh only.
I loved Hawwy and Jane. Even though they were both despicable.
I thought the scene where Jeanette breaks down trying to sing that song for Herr Wyler was very touching.
And I love the part where Nelson's two friends start pulling out the pawn tickets. The look on his face when they said, "That's for the bed," was hilarious. And Jeanette, "Oh, Carl, it's just the bed!" Men and their strange values.
And of course the scene when he carried her upstairs was darling. I laughed so hard the first time I saw him toss her over his shoulder and cart her the rest of the way up.
I too hate that Nelson has to die... they adored each other so much... and it WAS too abrupt.Read more ›
The story revolves around Sarah Millick (Jeanette), a young English woman who on the eve of her arranged wedding, abandons her wealth & social position to elope with Karl Linden (Nelson), her Viennese music instructor and a struggling composer.
Living on love alone proves a challenge to the couple and provides both the humor and the tragedy of the story. Bitter Sweet provides several fine songs for both singers and they make the most of them. However, the script is weak and the unsatisfactory ending, which includes the shortest duel in history, spoils the enjoyment of the rest of the movie and leaves the viewer with a feeling of emptiness.
If you are a fan of Nelson and Jeanette, don't pass on this one, but you'll find the story isn't up to their talents.
In Bittersweet, Nelson does'nt look like himself compared to other films,
maybe his health was not the best ... i even remember this film from
my youth and even then i knew that this one was not like the others.
Hey, Nelson and Jeanette only made 8 films together ...so Bittersweet
for all fans is also a must see and a keeper for the collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item was just as described....brand new, sealed. The gift recipient loves it. Quick ship too. Thank you.Published on January 5, 2010 by Gina
This movie, while cinematically colorful, is a mediocre offering by the usually radiant singing duo, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Here, Ms. Read morePublished on October 13, 2003 by lawyeraau