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Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy

written by: thaibob
You can have your hip-hop, disco, rap, and heavy metal and I'll stick with JM and NE. It's unfortunate that this type of harmony is not found in today's music (maybe it is but I haven't found it). So here's an easy quiz to familiarize some of you with this delightful couple. All of the wrong answers were movies that either one or the other made but they did not make together.

Question 1:

This 1935 film was the first that starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy together. Some of Victor Herbert's most famous songs are in the score of the movie. Two other notable actors were Frank Morgan (Wizard of Oz) and Elsa Lanchester (Bride of Frankenstein).
The Cat and the Fiddle
The Merry Widow
Student Tour
Naughty Marietta

Question 2:

This 1936 film, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, was directed by W.S.Van Dyke II and was based on a Rudolph Friml-Herbert Stothart operetta. "Indian Love Call" was probably its most memorable duet. Other notable stars were James Stewart and David Niven.
San Francisco
Dancing Lady
Love Me Tonight
Rose Marie

Question 3:

The 1937 film, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, was directed by Robert Z. Leonard. "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and "Student Drinking Song" were a couple of the notable tunes. John Barrymore (The Great Profile) appeared in the movie as Nicolai Nazaroff.
Annabelle’s Affairs
One Hour With You

Question 4:

This 1938 film, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, was shot in sepia. It featured songs by Sigmund Romberg and Gus Kahn, including “Soldiers of Fortune” and “Shadows on the Moon". Other cast members included Walter Pigeon, Leo Carrillo (Pancho) and Buddy Ebsen.
Don’t Bet on Women
The Lottery Bride
Girl of the Golden West

Question 5:

This 1938 movie, based on a Victor Herbert operetta, stars Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. It won an honorary Oscar for color cinematography. Songs included “Summer Serenade”, “On Parade” and “Little Grey Home in the West”. Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger (both from the Wizard of Oz) also starred. The title of song is the title of the movie.
The Vagabond King
Let’s Go Native

Question 6:

This 1940 musical film, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and featured music by Sigmund Romberg including the songs "Stouthearted Men" and “Lover, Come Back to Me”.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Phantom of the Opera
New Moon
Smilin’ Through
The Chocolate Soldier

Question 7:

This Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy 1940 film was based on a Noel Coward play and directed by W.S. Van Dyke II. The score included songs such as “Ziguener”, “If You Could Only Come With Me” and “Kiss Me”. The cast included George Sanders who won an Oscar for Supporting Role in "All About Eve".
Monte Carlo
Bitter Sweet
Paramount on Parade
The Love Parade

Question 8:

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy's last film together was directed by W.S.Van Dyke II in 1942. Richard Rodgers and Herbert Stothart provided the bulk of the music including the title song, "Spring Is Here" and "Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Gypsy song)", which are the only duets by the pair. Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes and Reginald Owen also appear in the movie.
I Married an Angel
Follow the Boys
Northwest Outpost
Knickerbocker Holiday

Question 9:

How many films did Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy make together?

Question 10:

What were Jeanette MacDonald's and Nelson Eddy's birth names?
Margarita Carmen Cansino & Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen & Nathan Birnbaum
Jeannette Anna McDonald & Nelson Ackerman Eddy
Jane Alice Peters & William Clark Gable


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