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Sweet Adeline (1934)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 29 December 1934 (USA)
In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Jerome Kern (by), Oscar Hammerstein II (by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Adeline Schmidt
Donald Woods ... Sid Barnett
Hugh Herbert ... Rupert Rockingham
Ned Sparks ... Dan Herzig
Joseph Cawthorn ... Oscar Schmidt
Wini Shaw ... Elysia (as Winifred Shaw)
Louis Calhern ... Major Day
Nydia Westman ... Nellie
Dorothy Dare ... Dot
Phil Regan ... Michael
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Storyline

In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But Sid frets as Adeline spends increasing amounts of time with the dashing Major Day. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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A MAGNIFICENT PICTURIZATION OF THE STAGE TRIUMPH THAT MADE AMERICA YOUNG AGAIN! (Buffalo Courier-Express,((Buffalo, NY)) 15 January 1935)

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tua Canção See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Like many film musicals adapted from stage successes of the time, the plot line and characters of "Sweet Adeline" bear only a faint resemblance to the ones in the original Broadway show. See more »

Goofs

The action takes place in 1898, but two cast members sing the title song, "You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline", which wasn't published until 1903. See more »

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Featured in Queerama (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Ever Leave Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Irene Dunne at rehearsal
Played as background music at the end
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Fascinating History Lesson in Cinematography and Production of an infrequently seen Irene Dunne Movie!
18 August 2019 | by movieed1See all my reviews

Oh my! Irene Dunne sings! We see a pre-code musical, beautiful set and costume design and a Burlesque Show based on the then "recent" 1890's within a movie! It is complete time travel! Can only imagine it in COLOR!! The musical gives you a real feel for how life in the "calm" lane may have been at those times. Sure it is saccharine and over the top. The story light and forgettable, but this time in the History of Cinema... an excellent early musical production. Visual effects are fun and stunning when one considers this production is in 1935! the HOURS the huge cast and production crew must have put in! The movie storyline may be simplistic by today's standards... but fantastic to think of how many persons creative ideas went into this production... and Irene... and supporting cast... don't disappoint.


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