Tag Archives: Jeanette MacDonald
Rose-Marie (1936) W.S. Van Dyke, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Musical, Romance, Adventure, Drama, Western
One Hour with You (1932) George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Love Me Tonight (1932) Rouben Mamoulian, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Comedy, Musical, Romance
When Parisienne tailor Maurice Courtelin learns that one of his aristocratic clients, the Viscount Gilbert de Varèze, is a deadbeat who never pays for the merchandise he acquires, he heads off to try and collect what is owed to him.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) Fred M. Wilcox, Jeanette MacDonald, José Iturbi, Jane Powell, Musical, Romance
The Love Parade (1929) Ernst Lubitsch, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Monte Carlo (1930) Ernst Lubitsch, Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count Rudolph Farriere is taken by her beauty, but she rebuffs him, not even looking at him.
The Firefly (1937) Robert Z. Leonard, Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Warren William, History, Musical, Romance
Nina Maria Azara is the beautiful and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her mission is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean’s intentions toward Spain. She is sent to Bayonne, France to gather military secrets. Prior to this, she meets, Don Diego while performing at a club. Unknown to her, Don Diego is actually Captain Andre, who is sent to Spain to spy on her. While in France, Nina discovers Diego’s true identity, only after she has fallen in love with him. Nina Maria outwits her potential captors and returns to Spain, and goes into hiding. Napoleon’s troops invade Spain, resulting in Nina’s capture. In a strange twist of fate, Nina and Captain Andre are reunited, but, the 2 nations are now at war…
Smilin’ Through (1941) Frank Borzage, Jeanette MacDonald, Brian Aherne, Gene Raymond, Musical, War, Fantasy
John Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of Moonyean, and she quickly grows up to look just like her aunt. Kathleen meets and falls in love with a mysterious stranger from America, Kenneth Wayne. When John hears of this he is furious, and we learn that it was Kenneth’s father, Jeremy, who had killed Moonyean years before. John carries his grudge against Jeremy to the new generation, and threatens to ruin his niece’s happiness, but he softens in the end.
The Sun Comes Up (1949) Richard Thorpe, Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Drama, Family
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her late son. Punctuated with song-filled interludes.