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Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann breaks into Carlotta's boudoir while she's asleep to steal her jewelery. Carlotta awakes and is facinated with Barney. They date and marry at her Villa in Italy. Soon Barney can't take being married to a diva and leaves her. Carlotta picks herself up and returns to opera. One night as Carlotta is asleep in her boudoir, she is awaken by someone breaking in... Written by Kelly

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What wouldn't she do..for that man?

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Im Just Nuts About You
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Jeanette MacDonald, Marjorie White and Bela Lugosi
19 April 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1930's "Oh, For a Man!" is, for an early talkie musical, such an atrocity that only fans of Jeanette MacDonald, Marjorie White, or naturally Bela Lugosi may find solace in it. The slapdash plot centers on opera singer Carlotta Manson (Jeanette), tiring of the daily grind, who finds excitement after professional thief Barney McGann (Reginald Denny) enters her boudoir after dark, and actually sings for his supper! (or something like that). Wanting to promote his singing career, Carlotta decides to call upon Senor Frescatti (Bela Lugosi), her opera director/impresario, who can only watch disapprovingly at the painful squawk in his presence. Soon she decides to marry the talentless scamp, but her class of people aren't exactly the same as his. He meets former lover Totsy Franklin (Marjorie White), now married to boxer Pug Morini, alias 'The Walloping Wop' (Warren Hymer), and runs off with them, leaving his wife in despondent tears (the ending isn't any better). As bad as it sounds, not even good for laughs, but Jeanette's beauty is ravishing. Still, once Marjorie White enters, we are introduced to her captivating vivacity, a diminutive blonde dynamo who graced several early talkies, including three more opposite Lugosi, "Women of All Nations," "The Black Camel," and "Broadminded." As for Bela, he's only in it for around five minutes (just two scenes), making his exit at 26 minutes; notable primarily as the last film he completed before starting work on his hard fought role in "Dracula."


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