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I Dream Too Much (1935)

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Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Lily Pons ...
Annette Monard
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'Johnny' Street
Eric Blore ...
Roger Briggs
Osgood Perkins ...
Paul Darcy
Lucien Littlefield ...
Hubert Dilley
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Gwendolyn Dilley
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Darcy's Pianist
Paul Porcasi ...
Uncle Tito
Scotty Beckett ...
Boy on Carousel (as Scott Beckett)
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Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and does the cooking and cleaning. To get his music published, Annette takes it to Paul and he is won over - by her voice and not the music. So he manages her career and she becomes a star as an opera singer everywhere she goes. Since Jonathan cannot sell anything he writes, he leaves Annette and that makes Annette sad as she wants only to be his wife. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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29 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Lucille Ball, who appears in a bit part as a gawky American teenage tourist in Paris, eventually owned the RKO studio lot with husband Desi Arnaz, as their Desilu Productions facility. See more »

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Jonathan 'Johnny' Street: We used to eat, we used to drink; whatever happened to the illicit drugs we used to do?
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Soundtracks

I'm the Echo (You're the Song That I Love)
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Lily Pons with piano accompaniment by Mischa Auer
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Lily Pons hits some nice high notes...that's about it...
14 February 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The very concept of HENRY FONDA (the "aw shucks" guy from the sticks) as the husband of an opera singer (LILY PONS) is a weak idea that must have posed quite a problem for the scriptwriters. You have to wonder how audiences accepted this idea way back then because Fonda's youthful image was strictly the unsophisticated farm boy type.

But that's not the only improbable thing about I DREAM TOO MUCH. The slight story is silly (as most musicals of the '30s were), and enjoyment of the film will depend entirely on whether or not you like to hear Miss Pons give out with her flute-like operatic voice on several well chosen arias. She certainly had an amazing vocal range and her rendition of "The Bell Song" from L'Akme is a highlight of this otherwise rather ordinary film.

ERIC BLORE is there for a few standard comic routines and you can even catch a glimpse of LUCILLE BALL as a tourist in one of her early roles at RKO. But there's nothing much one can say about the film itself except that it gave audiences a chance to hear why Pons was such a favorite at the Met for a period amounting to something like thirty years. Otherwise, it's strictly routine stuff as romantic comedy, coming to life only when Pons sings.


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