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Love Me Forever (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 28 June 1935 (USA)
A man who loves an aspiring opera singer is prepared to sacrifice everything to help her with her career, even though he knows she doesn't love him.

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Margaret Howard
Leo Carrillo ...
Steve Corelli
Robert Allen ...
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Clara Fields
Michael Bartlett ...
Michael Bartlett
Luis Alberni ...
Luigi
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Miller
Thurston Hall ...
Maurizio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmund Burns ...
Polo Player (scenes deleted)
Dick Gordon ...
Polo Player (scenes deleted)
Arnold Gray ...
Polo Player (scenes deleted)
Charles R. Moore ...
Janitor (scenes deleted)
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Gambler (scenes deleted)
Blue Washington ...
Doorman (scenes deleted)
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Gambler (scenes deleted)
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Margaret Howard, a singer from a once-wealthy family but now penniless, becomes the protégé of Steve Corelli, wealthy nightclub owner and gambler. He falls in love with her. Corelli is an ardent music lover and hopes to see Margaret singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. To make this possible for her, Corelli sacrifices everything, to the extent of plunging himself into bankruptcy. But just as he has secured a Metropolitan contract for her, she also announces her intentions to marry Philip Cameron. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She Brings You the Grandest of All Musical Romances! (original poster)

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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28 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Agapa me, gia panta  »

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1.37 : 1
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Funiculì Funiculà
Music and Lyrics by Luigi Denza
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If you are a lover of musicals, you must see this one
25 September 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

This is one of great forgotten musicals of the 1930s. After the success of 1934's "One Night of Love", Columbia Pictures and director Victor Schertzinger wasted no time in preparing more Grace Moore opera-themed musicals, and "Love Me Forever"(1935) turned out to be just as elegant, tuneful, melodious, exuberant and terrifically entertaining as "One Night of Love" which, in a sense, made opera more palatable to audiences.

Some might even prefer "Love Me Forever" to "One Night of Love" in terms of its sheer elegance, enjoyment, and quality of operatic songs in which Moore sings throughout. The musical selections are superb. I especially loved the thrilling excerpts from "La Boheme" (clever Grace Moore got to sing both Musetta and Mimi!). Moore's voice is again absolutely beautiful--strong, commanding and thrilling. The title song was haunting and attractive, too. Leo Carrilo is suitably cast as Moore's leading man, a diligent and charismatic connoisseur of opera who turns Moore's Margaret into a celebrity sensation while retaining his affection for the prima donna.

I agree with Arne that if you are a lover of musicals, this is a must viewing. I consider myself lucky to have seen this recently on a rare video print from a private collector.


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