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The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) (as Samuel Spewack) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Shirley
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Daudet
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Charles
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Professor
Vivienne Segal ...
Odette
Frank Conroy ...
Theatre Owner
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Taxi Driver
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Concierge
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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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Jeanette MacDonald's MGM Debut! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Gato e o Violino  »

Box Office

Budget:

$843,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The musical play opened in New York City, New York, USA, on 15 October 1931 and closed on 24 September 1932, after 395 performances. All songs in the musical were performed to some degree in the movie. 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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Connections

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 at her best
2 February 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This little known film is a gem for Jeanette Macdonald.I read that she does her own piano playing in this.The music is lovely and fits her voice like a glove.Also,the color ending is very good.Ramon is fine as a leading man for Jeanette.It is a charming blend of a good story,very fine acting, and singing.


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