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Break of Hearts (1935)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 May 1935 (USA)
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Franz Roberti is a famous orchestra conductor who has a number of girlfriends. While talking with his old music teacher, Professor Thalma, he meets Constance, an aspiring music composer. ... See full summary »

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Constance Dane Roberti
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Franz Roberti
John Beal ...
Johnny Lawrence
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Professor Thalma
Sam Hardy ...
Marx
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Miss Wilson
Helene Millard ...
Sylvia DeWitt
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Enrico Pazzini
Susan Fleming ...
Elise
Lee Kohlmar ...
Schubert
Jean Howard ...
Didi Smith-Lennox
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Lady Phyllis Cameron
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Franz Roberti is a famous orchestra conductor who has a number of girlfriends. While talking with his old music teacher, Professor Thalma, he meets Constance, an aspiring music composer. They see each other, fall in love and marry. They honeymoon all over Europe and are happy back home until Constance finds him with a society divorcee and leaves him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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31 May 1935 (USA)  »

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After completing one scene in the role of Franz Roberti, Francis Lederer refused to shoot a particular set-up, complaining it showed his "bad" side. Katharine Hepburn and assistant director Edward Killy complained to studio head J.P. MacDonald, who fired Lederer and replaced him with Charles Boyer. See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played as part of the score during a toboggan ride.
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could be ripped from today's headlines
9 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Katharine Hepburn and Charles Boyer star in "Break of Hearts," a 1935 film that, despite not being particularly good, has some relevance to today's tabloid news.

Boyer is a Tiger Woods-Jesse James type - he's a conductor who marries a young fledgling composer, is caught cheating on her, and she leaves him. Then he hits the skids.

Predictable '30s drama. Both Boyer and Hepburn are ridiculously young and very attractive. Boyer is quite charming and moody as the conductor. Considering their respective careers, this is really just a blip on the radar.


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