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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
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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

20th Century Fox's first production (following the merger of 20th Century Pictures and Fox Film Corp). See more »

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

Soundtracks

Toreador Song
(uncredited)
from "Carmen" (1875)
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Sung by Lawrence Tibbett and chorus
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For fans of opera and Lawrence Tibbet, Metropolitan is a real delight!
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Metropolitan, what can I say? A real musical treat of a film. The story is not exactly familiar territory, but the production values for example are really well done, with lovely lighting, exquisite costumes and spacious settings. Even better is the music, a real treasure trove of operatic highlights especially Largo Al Factotum, Pagliacci and The Toreador's Song. Even better than that is the performance of Lawrence Tibbet, he doesn't quite have the looks of Nelson Eddy for example but what more than compensates is his exciting presence on film and his enormously resonant voice. Virginia Bruce and Alice Brady both look alluring and sing beautifully, although Bruce's Micaela sometimes lacks warmth and this detracts from the poignancy of the role. Overall, for fans of Lawrence Tibbett and opera this is a real delight. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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