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Roberta (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 March 1935 (USA)
Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh... See full summary »

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Cast

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Huck Haines
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Aunt Minnie ak Roberta
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Prince Ladislaw
Luis Alberni ...
Alexander Petrovitch Moscovitch Voyda
Ferdinand Munier ...
Torben Meyer ...
Albert
Adrian Rosley ...
Professor
Bodil Rosing ...
Fernande
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Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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8 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Роберта  »

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Budget:

$610,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ginger Rogers' accent is an homage to the Polish-born actress Lyda Roberti, who played the role on Broadway. See more »

Goofs

John is trapped in Roberta's building elevator when it stops between two floors. He calls for help. His upper body is visible and he spreads the gates slightly open suggesting he will climb UP and out. Stephanie hears his calls for help, comes to his rescue, but advises that it is too dangerous to climb UP and out. Stephanie yells in French to the doorman, who is on a lower floor to move the elevator. The scene changes to the doorman who pushes the LOWER or DOWN elevator button. The scene changes back to the floor where John is trapped and Stephanie is standing. The elevator moves UP and John exits. See more »

Quotes

Lizzie Gatz alias Countess Scharwenka: The fashion show next week will be a colossal flop!
Huckleberry Haines: Maybe we should call off the fashion show.
Lizzie Gatz alias Countess Scharwenka: Oh, I think so.
Stephanie: We might better put on a good one!
Huckleberry Haines: Now, you're talking, Stephanie! We'll put on a better than good one and we'll give them some entertainment, too.
Lizzie Gatz alias Countess Scharwenka: How about your band?
Huckleberry Haines: That's a great idea! We'll bring over my band...
Stephanie: A musical fashion show!
Huckleberry Haines: Yeah, that's it!
Lizzie Gatz alias Countess Scharwenka: Marvelous!
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Soundtracks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Irene Dunne
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One of the 30s' most polished musicals
30 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable musical comedy with a predictable Americans-in-exotic locale plot, but it's all done in a fun way and with great music, besides. Some good dialogue and well done characters by Astaire, Rogers, and Dunne, who looks as lovely as she ever was and sings the show's more operetta style songs (and thus its best, since we're talking about the great Jerome Kern). She's romantically paired with Randolph Scott (!.... sorry but this takes some getting used to for western fans) who plays a football player with gusto! Some nice dance sequences supplied by Astaire and his partner.


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