Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »
Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US ... See full summary »
Louise, a young seamstress, has fallen in love with Julien, her neighbor, a composer who lives a Bohemian life with his friends, artists like him. Her over-possessive working class parents ... See full summary »
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
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Excellently scripted musical of rising star/falling angel
Quite similar in theme to WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (the latter A STAR IS BORN), this excellently scripted film (it deserved a Best Story Oscar nom) follows an opera loving working man who falls in love with a singer and builds a career for her, sacrificing his personal happiness for her, though he knows she doesn't love him. Grace Moore is quite fine as the opera singer (she sings six arias gloriously including the entire first act finale duet from LA BOHEME) and Leo Carillo gives his finest dramatic performance as Steve Corelli, her mentor. It is quite absorbing and adult and glorious to listen to. The sound deservedly was Oscar nommed. This is one worth seeking out for those into opera and musical films. By the way, has anyone noticed Grace Moore's resemblance to comedienne, Joan Davis???
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