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I Dream Too Much (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Musical | 29 November 1935 (USA)
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 »



(screen play) (as Edmund North), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Complete credited cast:
'Johnny' Street
Roger Briggs
Paul Darcy
Hubert Dilley
Gwendolyn Dilley
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Uncle Tito
Boy on Carousel (as Scott Beckett)


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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Release Date:

29 November 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz do Amor  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Roger Briggs: Yes, she died in my arms. Oh, it was beautiful... Have you ever had a seal die in your arms?
Jonathan 'Johnny' Street: No, I never did.
Roger Briggs: Oh, well, you take my advice - if ever you get a seal, and it looks like dying, you have it to die in your arms... Just beautiful...
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Bell Song
from the opera "Lakmé" (1881-82)
Music by Léo Delibes (as Delibes)
Libretto by Edmond Gondinet (uncredited) and Philippe Gille (uncredited)
Sung by Lily Pons (uncredited) at her opera debut
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Pons' high notes
22 April 2006 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Because of Lily Pons' high soprano, this film was rudely nicknamed "I Scream Too Much." Actually, Pons had a lovely light voice with a girlish sound; her singing didn't sound like screaming. In spite of my love of serious music, I have to laugh at the nickname.

Henry Fonda and Lily Pons? OK. Today, combining a young male romantic lead with an opera singer seems strange. In the mid 20th Century, classical music wasn't viewed suspiciously by most people, as it is now. No rock, rap, or hip hop yet (now THAT's what I call screaming).

I hope this film will become available on DVD or tape - it's been years since I've seen it.

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