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I'll Take Romance (1937)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 17 November 1937 (USA)
An opera manager tries to woo a contract-breaking soprano into performing in Buenos Aires.

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Elsa Terry
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James Guthrie
Helen Westley ...
Madame Della aka Madella
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'Pancho' Brown
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Margot
Walter Kingsford ...
William Kane
Richard Carle ...
Rudi
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Monsieur Ginard
Esther Muir ...
Panda
Frank Forest ...
Walter O. Stahl ...
Johan
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Juan
Lucio Villegas ...
Señor Montez
Gennaro Curci ...
Bondini
Marek Windheim ...
Henri
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Theater manager James Guthrie's career depends on famed soprano Elsa Terry singing in his Buenos Aires opera house, however, Elsa breaks the contract in favor of a more lucrative deal in Paris. Desperate, James begins showering her with flowers and candy in an attempt to woo her to the Argentinian opera house. When Elsa overhears James confess to his friend Pancho that he'd be willing to resort to kidnapping to get Elsa to Argentina, she mistakenly believes his motives to be solely romantic. Written by L. Hamre

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Romance in Swing-Time!

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Musical | Romance

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17 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Rouxinol  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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I'll Take Romance
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Grace Moore
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Predictable, but fun
30 March 2004 | by (Culpeper, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Predictable froth - but I loved it. Opera diva Grace Moore played Opera diva Elsa Terry who reneged on a performance date in Buenos Aires in favor of a more lucrative offer from Paris. Melvyn Douglas is sent in to win her back. He pretends to fall in love with Moore without revealing his true identity and then, guess what? He really does fall in love! But not before she catches on and is hurt. Of course, all's well in the end. Stuart Erwin and Margaret Hamilton (two years before her Wicked Witch days) are terrific as comedy relief sidekicks for the two leads. Moore performs some lovely arias in full costume including the gavotte from Manon. And the title tune is still running through my head. Screened at Cinefest in Syracuse New York.


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