Bitter Sweet (1933 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
Ivy St. Helier
|Music by||Roy Robertson|
|Edited by||Michael Hankinson|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|August 31, 1933|
Bitter Sweet is a musical romance film directed by Herbert Wilcox and released by United Artists in 1933. It was the first film adaptation of Noël Coward's 1929 operetta Bitter Sweet. It starred Anna Neagle and Fernand Gravey, with Ivy St. Helier reviving her stage role as Manon. It was made at Elstree Studios and was part of a boom in operetta films during the 1930s.
It tells the story of Sarah Linden's romance. Sarah, now a gray-haired old woman, tells her story to a girl who is on the eve of marrying an obnoxious man when she is really in love with a musician.
- Anna Neagle as Sarah Millick / Sari Linden
- Fernand Gravey as Carl Linden
- Miles Mander as Captain Auguste Lutte
- Clifford Heatherley as Herr Schlick
- Esme Percy as Hugh Devon
- Ivy St. Helier as Manon la Crevette
- Gibb McLaughlin as The Footman
- Stuart Robertson as Lieutenant Tranisch
- Hugh Williams as Vincent
- Pat Paterson as Dolly
- Patrick Ludlow as Henry
- Kay Hammond as Gussi
- Miles Malleson as The Butler
- Norma Whalley as Mrs. Millick
- Al Bowlly as Singer
- Nat Gonella as Trumpeter
- Alan Napier as Lord Shayne
- Lew Stone as Bandleader
- Michael Wilding as Extra
- Elstree Versus Hollywood Film Citadel Challenged By Recent British Productions The Times of India (1861-current) [New Delhi, India] 18 Nov 1933: 18.
- Hall, Mordaunt (1933-08-24). "Movie Review - Bitter Sweet - Many Stars of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Firmament In the Film Version of "Dinner at Eight." - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Bitter Sweet (1940)". Jeanettemacdonaldandnelsoneddy.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
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