The Chocolate Soldier (film)

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The Chocolate Soldier
The Chocolate Soldier FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by Victor Saville
Written by Ferenc Molnár
Leonard Lee
Keith Winter
Starring Nelson Eddy
Cinematography Karl Freund
Edited by James E. Newcom
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • November 1941 (1941-11)
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Chocolate Soldier is a 1941 American musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth.[1]


Using the original music by Oscar Straus the plot is somewhat loosely based on the Ferenc Molnár play entitled Testőr and is unrelated to either the original play or the Oscar Straus operetta.



The film was nominated for three Academy Awards:[2]

  • Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Karl Freund)
  • Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Herbert Stothart, Bronislau Kaper)
  • Sound Recording (Douglas Shearer)


  1. ^ "The Chocolate Soldier". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  2. ^ "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-13. 

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