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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

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

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 »

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Cowboy Don't You Worry When You Die
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Composer unknown
Played and sung on the radio by an unidentified group
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Great singing and a good movie.
21 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Virginia Bruce was one of those,I know the face but i cant remember the name stars.She deserved better.A very pretty young woman, and a convincing actress, was Miss Bruce.She was however overshadowed by the Irene Dunnes, Norma Shearers,Greta Garbos that reigned Hollywood supreme.She was of those able and sometimes forgettable actresses such as Karen Morley,Frieda Inescort,Kay Johnson. However in Metropolitan, she shines in her own gentle, ladylike way.Lawrence Tibbett the great operatic baritone has some glorious moments and some great arias and songs.Miss Bruce is his love interest and if that is her singing ,which I doubt; she had a lovely voice as well. The great silent star, Alice Brady is brilliant, as the temperamental opera diva.The movie moves along at a good pace and has a nice 30's plot.It is an enjoyable film for the cultured, over 40s viewer.What a joy to not be immersed in political correctness or cringe at 4 letter words. With a cast like Tibbett, Bruce and Brady how could you go wrong?


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