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Tonight or Never (1931)

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

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(as Mervyn Leroy)

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(adaptation), (adaptation) (as Frederick Hatton) | 2 more credits »
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

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1933 (Sweden)  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 25, 1937 with Melvyn Douglas reprising his film role. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Gloria Swanson (1961) See more »

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In that case:never
29 August 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Being a sucker for classic comedies, i really wanted to like this. But it's never a good sign when you start watching the clock instead of the movie. Isn't a comedy supposed to have jokes in it? Do we really need that much time to set up the plot? Ah yes the plot: opera diva can only become truly great after she has found Love. So thinking a night with a handsome gigolo will do the trick and get her booked at the Met, she gives in to her passions. And by golly it works! But then guilt creeps in... I'l stop here so as not to spoil the plot for those who are not discouraged by my review. (It's your own time to waste) Being mercifully short at 82 minutes, it really felt like it lasted quite a bit longer. It has period charm, Swanson and Douglas make a nice enough couple, but the material is too slight to make this into an enjoyable movie.


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