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Break of Hearts (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 31 May 1935 (USA)
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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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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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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Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (The Unfinished)
(1822) (uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert (as Franz Peter Schubert)
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Not as bad as they say
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I honestly went into this movie thinking it would be god awful like the critics said. I guess I'm prejudice when it comes to Katharine Hepburn.

You might say that the way Waterloo Bridge photographed Vivien Leigh is similar to how Hepburn is photographed in Break of Hearts.

Her face and her eyes are aglow in nearly every scene. I don't think she was over acting at all like some have said.

Boyer does a decent job as the famous composer Franz Roberti.

It really isn't a variation of "A Star is Born" like one reviewer has said.

Sure the plot's basically mush, but I still enjoyed seeing Hepburn at the height of her youth.

It's a good film for Hepburn fans at least.


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