Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Florence Rice, Mischa Auer,
Fay Holden, Terry Kilburn, Betty Jaynes, Douglas McPhail, Reginald Gardiner, Herman Bing, Lucile Watson
Songs: "Wooden Shoes," "For Ev'ry Lover Must Meet His Fate," "Sweethearts," "Pretty as a Picture,"
"The Game of Love," and "Marching On Parade"
Music by Victor Herbert. Lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wrights.
Sweethearts was the fifth teaming of MacDonald and Eddy. It was MGM's first full length Technicolor film. Based on a 1913 Broadway operetta stage production, the movie was set in modern New York of 1938. It was a lavish Technicolor treat making it another big hit for MGM. MacDonald and Eddy played a famous theatrical married couple on Broadway who encountered marital difficulties when Hollywood comes calling at their door. The film won a special Academy Award for cinematography.