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Music in My Heart (1940)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 10 January 1940 (USA)
Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra. Following various comic misunderstandings, ... See full summary »

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Robert Gregory
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Patricia O'Malley
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Mary
Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra ...
(as Andre Kostelanetz and His Music)
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Charles Gardner
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Griggs
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Mark C. Gilman
George Humbert ...
Luigi
Joey Ray ...
Miller
Don Brodie ...
Taxi Driver
Julietta Novis ...
Leading Lady (as Julieta Novis)
Eddie Kane ...
Blake
Phil Tead ...
Marshall
Marten Lamont ...
Barrett
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Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra. Following various comic misunderstandings, the two meet and fall for each other, but will lose their chance at happiness unless destiny calls. Written by Anthony Federio

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Passport to Happiness  »

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Andre Kostelanetz and His Music is credited in the opening set of credits, but not in the comprehensive second set. The IMDb cast ordering therefore uses the first set of credits and fills in the rest with the second set. See more »

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References Invisible Enemy (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Punchinello
(1939)
Music and Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung a cappella by George Humbert (uncredited)
Performed by Tony Martin (uncredited) and The Brian Sisters (uncredited)
Reprised by Tony Martin (uncredited), Edith Fellows (uncredited) and danced by Rita Hayworth (uncredited)
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Tony Martin & Rita Hayworth make beautiful music together
1 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Martin has "Music in My Heart," a 1940 B movie also starring Rita Hayworth, Edith Fellows, Alan Mowbray, Eric Blore and George Tobias. Martin is singer Bob Gregory, who is about to be deported. We never get the full story, except his parents never applied for citizenship. Presumably he was born elsewhere but raised in the U.S. On his way to the boat to leave the country, his cab collides with the one carrying gorgeous Patricia O'Malley (Hayworth) who is on her way to the boat, too, so she can marry a rich man (Mowbray). They both miss the boat, and Bob ends up not only staying with Patricia's family but falling in love with her as well.

The film is filled with music and some great singing by Martin, who by the time I was a child, wasn't doing this type of singing any longer. He had a fantastic tenor voice. Rita's hair looks black here but she's no less beautiful. She only has one dance, but it's basically hip movement - we don't get to see much else. She and Martin make a handsome team and give relaxed performances.

"Music in My Heart" is probably a cut above a B, considering the cast. Since Cohn was grooming Rita for stardom, he surrounded her with good talent. Not that she needed anyone else around her - she always glittered like gold.


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