Posted by Mark Thom
This film was in color! It was the first all color feature for MGM, which was apparently the last major studio on the Technicolor bandwagon. I found it quite distracting. Also interesting was that Dorothy Parker co-wrote the screenplay. "Sweethearts" was a real operetta by Victor Herbert, albeit from 1913, and most of the songs in the movie were actually from that show.
Familiar faces: Ray Bolger (Scarecrow) has one song and dance number in wooden shoes.Gene and Kathleen Lockhart play two of the relatives.
Cool Times Square shot from the movie