1. It's the standard 30s seduction formula of the man pursuing and the woman acting aloof or uninterested. It's enjoyable to see how skillfully Jeanette MacDonald plays the scene in the canoe, gradually shifting her attention and giving in to Nelson Eddy's tuneful wooing. In the second scene the focus is on the comic contrast between Jeanette and Gilda Gray, but it's also interesting to see the camera focus on Nelson Eddy's reaction showing his concern.
2. I've seen every film that Jeanette MacDonald made and most of Nelson Eddy's, along with clips of their occasional tv appearances and