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The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  16 February 1934 (USA)
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A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

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Cast

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Victor
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Shirley
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Daudet
Charles Butterworth ...
Charles
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Professor
Vivienne Segal ...
Odette
Frank Conroy ...
Theatre Owner
Henry Armetta ...
Taxi Driver
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ...
Concierge
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Rudy
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Storyline

Victor Florescu is a talented, Brussels-based composer of serious music under the tutelage of respected Professor Bertier at the Music Conservatory. He is hoping to have his yet uncompleted operetta, "The Cat and the Fiddle", produced by famed impresario, Jules Daudet. Victor's focus in life changes when he meets Shirley Sheridan, a New Yorker just arrived in Brussels, she who moves into the pensione next to his own. He falls in love at first sight with her. She is also a composer - of the type of music more often heard in Tin Pan Alley - and is hoping to study with Professor Bertier. But it is Victor who helps her with her music. She also catches the attention of Daudet, who publishes her music although he is more interested in her as a woman. Regardless, she becomes rich and famous, and is required to move to Paris. In the short term, Victor, who moves to Paris with her, is more than willing to forgo his own musical aspirations to help her. But Victor is forced to choose between ... Written by Huggo

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From the Musical Success that ran Two Years on Broadway See more »


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Release Date:

16 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Gato e o Violino  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was rejected for re-release certification because the leading characters were in an illicit sexual relationship without any compensating moral values. See more »

Quotes

Victor: Every morning you and I will ride Teresa through the park. The sun will shine, the birds will sing, the flowers will bloom...
Shirley: And I'll yell for the police!
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Referenced in Hollywood Party (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

The Crystal Candelabra
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Played on piano by Ramon Novarro
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Jeanette MacDonald always has a beautiful voice.
1 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Cat and The Fiddle is a movie best enjoyed by the baby boomer generation. The best things about this movie is the surprise ending and Jeanette MacDonald. I found the movie to have a lack-luster plot. The beautiful scenery and costumes aid in the enjoyment of the film. I always enjoy watching Frank Morgan. Jeanette MacDonald always has a beautiful voice. I think that the film would be best enjoyed as a late night film to relax one from the stresses of the day. A glass of wine is a perfect to accompany the viewing of this film. If the producer could do the ending of the film the way he did, then why didn't he do the rest of the film the same way. It would have been more enjoyable to watch like that. It was too long, too late. I give it three thumbs up.


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