Enter Madame! (1935)

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Man marries opera singer, winds up taking back seat to her career.


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Cast overview:
Lisa Della Robbia
Gerald Fitzgerald
Lynne Overman ...
Mr. Farnum
Flora Preston (as Sharon Lynne)
Michelette Burani ...
Paul Porcasi ...
Adrian Rosley ...
Cecilia Parker ...
Aline Chalmers
John Fitzgerald
Wilfred Hari ...
Torben Meyer ...
Harold Berquist ...
Diana Lewis ...
Richard Bonelli ...
Flora's Shipboard Friend (as Clara Lou Sheridan)


Man marries opera singer, winds up taking back seat to her career.

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opera | based on play | See All (2) »


Comedy | Romance






Release Date:

4 January 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi marido se casa  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Archimede: Those truffles have come from my farm in Tuscany. Rigoletto and I hunted for them last June. He with his nose and I with my stick - to hit him on the nose when he find the truffle. He loves truffles, Rigoletto
Flora Preston: Mercy! Who is Rigoletto? Your son?
Archimede: No. My pig, Madame
Archimede: A great hunter of truffles, my Rigoletto
Flora Preston: What a strange name for a pig
Archimede: Why not, Madame? He enjoys it, poor fellow. It gives him some style before the other pigs. My cow, I name her Aida; my ox: Don Giovanni. Oh, they're all ...
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Cavalleria Rusticana
Music by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Guido Menasci and Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti
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Mediocre romantic comedy; hampered by a lack of chemistry between Lundi and Grant
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heavily inspired by the success that opera singer Gracie Moore had found with picture ONE NIGHT OF LOVE, the considerably less successful ENTER MADAME follows the turbulent relationship between an Opera prima donna (Elissa Landi) and a wealthy fan (Cary Grant) as her career frequently interferes with the quality of their off-again/on-again marriage. The Italian-born Landi (whose singing voice is agreeably dubbed by Nina Koshetz) captures the appropriate poise and aura of a true diva, and Grant lends her able support, but the two have no real chemistry in their scenes together, which causes much of the film to fizzle. Although the simple story is effectively plotted, nicely placed, and features winning supporting performances by Lynne Overman, Frank Albertson, and Adrian Rosley, the picture is simply never able to fully recover from the lack of interest in the relationship between to film's two central characters. It becomes difficult to care much about the characters played by Lundi and Grant after their admittedly entertaining first meeting, and this prevents the otherwise well-made film from rising above mediocrity.

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