Maytime  [DVD]Jeanette MacDonald (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 137 min
One of the best remembered and most expertly produced movies that singing duo Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy made at MGM. They were in their prime in this splendid version of
Rida Johnson Young and Sigmund Romberg's melancholy operetta, and the theme song Will You Remember? became for ever identified with them.
The production is particularly lavish, and
director Robert Z Leonard manages a marvellous tragic tone, unusual for this type of mainstream light entertainment. The classy MGM production values are glorious, and the film is further enhanced by
the presence of the great John Barrymore, particularly fine in what was to be one of his last worthwhile roles.
Opulent and extraordinarily well done, this movie is a tribute to a great studio
at its zenith, as well as being a superb showcase for the silver screen's most popular singing team.