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Bitter Sweet (1933)





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The first of two film versions of Noel Coward's operetta, 1933's Bitter Sweet stars British favorite Anna Neagle and continental star Fernand Graavey (who spelled his name "Gravet" in Hollywood). The wisp of a plot finds Victorian Neagle persuading Graavey to march her to the altar. A brilliant musician, Graavey is unfortunately also a chronic gambler. He is killed in a duel of honor, but his legacy lives on in his music. The already obscure 1933 Bitter Sweet was all but confined to oblivion by Hollywood's 1940 Nelson Eddy/Jeanette MacDonald version. The earlier film was produced and directed by Herbert Wilcox, whose long professional association with his star Anna Neagle culminated in marriage in 1943. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Anna Neagle
as Sarah Linden
Fernand Graavey
as Carl Linden
Fernand Gravey
as Carl Linden
Ivy St. Helier
as Manon La Crevette
Miles Mander
as Captain Auguste Lutte
Esme Percy
as Hugh Devon
Clifford Heatherley
as Herr Schlick
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Hollywood should import Anna Neagle from England. [Full review in Spanish]

May 14, 2021 | Full Review…

For the definitely imaginative camera work and setting Bitter Sweet marks a real advance on anything yet produced in England.

February 3, 2021 | Full Review…

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