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 »
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »
The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."
Gregory La Cava
Gangster Shoots Magiz is the producer of the show in which Mary is appearing. She marries him even though she can't stand a thing about him, knowing that in his business he may not be ... 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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