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The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, History | 24 August 1934 (USA)
The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

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Duchess of Florence
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Alessandro - Duke of Florence
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Angela
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Beatrice
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Ottaviano
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Polverino
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Daughter of the Royal House of Bocci
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The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

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Comedy | Drama | History

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24 August 1934 (USA)  »

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The Firebrand  »

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$549,370 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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According to a 1934 newspaper article, Constance Bennett wore 20 costumes in the film. Weighed together, they amounted to 1,000 pounds of wardrobe; The heaviest of Bennett's costumes was 44 pounds, while the rest averaged about 30. See more »

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Duchess of Florence: Jelly - how like the men of our times.
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A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR LA CAVA FANS
30 May 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Gregory La Cava is one of Hollywood's great directors, but this isn't up to his standard, despite a good cast. Though supposedly a comedy of manners, it's really a swashbuckler with hardly any swash. Morgan, a milquetoast king though he tries to act ferocious, overdoes his "well I don't...ahem...do you really...oh well, I..." routine. Fay Wray is best as an artist's model. She's sexy, yet so dumb she hasn't the imagination for romance. At one point, when the other characters are trying to get her to take part in an elaborate charade to make someone think that someone is not someone's lover, she says, "Oh, this is so silly." One of the few really funny lines, and, sadly, all too true.


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