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Maytime (1937)




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This film opens in the early 20th century, with a young girl arguing with her boyfriend over her wishes to become an opera singer. The girl's neighbor, a lonely old woman whom we gradually recognize as a convincingly "aged" Jeanette MacDonald, tells the girl of her own career in opera.

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Jeanette MacDonald
as Marcia Morney/Miss Morrison
Nelson Eddy
as Paul Allison
John Barrymore
as Nicolai Nazaroff
Herman Bing
as August Archipenko
Tom Brown
as Kip Stuart
Lynne Carver
as Barbara Roberts
Paul Porcasi
as Composer Trentini
Sig Rumann
as Fanchon
Edgar Norton
as Secretary
Guy Bates Post
as Emperor Louis Napoleon
Iphigenie Castiglioni
as Empress Eugenie
Anna Demetrio
as Mme. Fanchon
Frank Puglia
as Orchestra Conductor
Adia Kuznetzoff
as Dubrovsky, Czaritza's Minister/Student in Cafe
Joan Le Sueur
as Maypole Dancer
Harry Davenport
as Opera Director
Harry Hayden
as Opera Director
Howard Hickman
as Opera Director
Robert C. Fischer
as Opera Director
Harlan Briggs
as Bearded Director
Frank Sheridan
as O'Brien, a Director
Billy Gilbert
as Drunk in Cafe
Ivan Lebedeff
as Empress' Dinner Companion
Leonid Kinskey
as Student in Bar
Maurice Cass
as Opera House Manager
Douglas Wood
as Massilon, Hotel Manager
Bernard Suss
as Assistant Manager
Henry Roquemore
as Publicity Man
Alexander Schonberg
as French Proprietor
Mariska Aldrich
as Opera Contralto
Paul Weigel
as Prompter
Ben Welden
as Student
José Rubio
as Student
Jack Murphy
as Student
Blair Davies
as Student
John Le Sueur
as Maypole Dancer
Pat Somerset
as Gossiper
Ian Wolfe
as Court Official
Gus Leonard
as Concierge
Brandon Hurst
as Master of Ceremonies
Fred Graham
as Servant
Barlowe Borland
as Stage Doorman
Charles Requa
as Stage Manager
Alexander Schoenberg
as French Proprietor
Hans Joby
as Doctor
Christian Rub
as Sleeper outside Cafe
Paul Cremonesi
as Opera Critic
Herta Lind
as Peasant
Armand "Curly" Wright
as Bow-and-Arrow Stand Man
Ed Goddard
as Juggling Clown
Bobs Watson
as `Merry Month of May' Singer
Helen Parrish
as `Merry Month of May' Singer
Joan Breslau
as Queen of the May
Nan Merriman
as `Les Huguenots' Chorus
George London
as `Les Huguenots' Chorus
Russell Hicks
as Monsieur Bulliet
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Critic Reviews for Maytime

All Critics (5)

The favorite operetta beautifully dressed up and prettier and fresher than ever.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Beautifully designed MacDonald-Eddy vehicle with the bonus of John Barrymore.

September 4, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Maytime (1937) is a beautiful, enchanting classic romantic musical from the 1930s. It is the third Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy operetta and often considered the best of their eight pairings.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

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