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Metropolitan (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 8 November 1935 (USA)
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Thomas Renwick
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Anne Merrill
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Ghita Galin
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Niki Baroni
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T. Simon Hunter
Luis Alberni ...
Ugo Pizzi
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Perontelli (as George Marion Sr.)
Adrian Rosley ...
Mr. Tolentino
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Weidel
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Marco
Etienne Girardot ...
Nello
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Charwoman
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Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

8 November 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Horseshoe  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,554 (USA) (7 August 2015)

Gross:

$21,711 (USA) (11 December 2015)
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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): William 'Billy' Benedict (Hotel Bellboy), Ruth Donnelly (Marina), Sarah Edwards (Old Dowager), Tom Herbert (Throat Specialist in Theatre), Hector V. Sarno (Italian Proprietor), Lee Phelps (Ghita's Chauffeur) and Hank Mann (Bartender). Since the film is listed as a 10-reel movie, there must have been extensive cutting to pare it down to the final 79 minutes, which would normally require only 8 reels. See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Micaëla's Aria
(uncredited)
from "Carmen" (1875)
Music by Georges Bizet
Sung by Virginia Bruce
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Good vehicle for the legendary Met baritone
23 June 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Darryl Zanuck's first release after the merging of his 20th Century co. and Fox studio, this features the boyish baritone, Lawrence Tibbett, in his prime. He was a busy guy in the 30s: top Metropolitan Opera star, movies, concerts, recitals and many radio appearances. The usual backstage story is played out with cheerful verve by the superior cast. Tibbett singing highlights are the famous "Figaro" aria from Barber of Seville; The Toreador Song from Bizet's Carmen; the Prologue to Pagliacci; as well as his rousing concert showpieces, "On the Road To Mandalay" and "De Glory Road: a negro spiritual." Tibbett's autobiography is titled The Glory Road.


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