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One Night of Love (1934)

Passed  |   |  Music, Romance  |  15 September 1934 (USA)
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Tullio Carminati ...
Guilio Monteverdi
Bill Houston
Mona Barrie ...
Rosa Lally
Jessie Ralph ...
Luis Alberni ...
Nydia Westman ...
Andrés de Segurola ...
Galuppi (as Andres De Segurola)
Rosemary Glosz ...


Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their relationship develops into love. But, jealousy and misunderstandings prevent Mary and Guilio from acknowledging their true feelings. Written by Kelly

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Release Date:

15 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das leuchtende Ziel  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Grace Moore is billed as Miss Moore in the film's credits. See more »


Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »


Un bel di
(1904) (uncredited)
from "Madame Butterfly"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung by Grace Moore at the Metropolitan Opera House
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Grace Moore's Oscar-nominated role in very dated musical...
14 February 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Unlike MGM's favorite soprano, JEANETTE MacDONALD, other singers from the Met tried screen careers at various times in the '30s, but none emerged winning enough as screen personalities to rival Jeanette. Columbia tried hard with GRACE MOORE and this is undoubtedly one of her better efforts at attaining screen stardom.

TULLIO CARMINATI is amusingly persistent as her demanding voice coach who discovers her singing "Ciribiribin" in a cellar cafe before offering to become her tutor. LYLE TALBOT is her boyfriend with marriage on his mind.

But the silly script has Miss Moore acting like a spoiled prima donna, cavorting with boyfriend Talbot while supposedly training for her big moment as "Carmen". A series of misunderstandings involving another woman, MONA BARRIE (strongly resembling Kay Francis), makes up much of the backstage part of the story and only weakens the overall film.

Moore is fine whenever she's singing but the lip synch is way off during the final "Un Bel Di" and it's hard to see where her performance earned her an Oscar nomination for the acting part of her role.

Summing up: A disappointment for me, regardless of glowing tributes from the other commentators on this particular film.

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