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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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Cast

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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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Musical | Romance

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10 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Passport to Happiness  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Connections

References Invisible Enemy (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung a cappella by Tony Martin and Edith Fellows
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Formula fluff is a showcase for Tony Martin's singing voice...
15 August 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

MUSIC IN MY HEART is the kind of predictable little programmer that Columbia churned out on a regular basis during the late '30s and early '40s. It's not exactly an A-film--more like a classy B flick--but it's strictly formula stuff all the way with a predictable plot based on the boy meets girl--boy loses girl--boy wins girl idea.

TONY MARTIN, looking great and in good voice, gets a chance to dominate the proceedings with his strong vocal abilities, especially on a little number called "It's A Blue World." RITA HAYWORTH, with dark hair and low hairline, is attractive and fetching as his girlfriend, but she barely gets a chance to do more than shake her hips in her one dance number. It's easy to see that she was photogenic in all of her close-ups and on the verge of becoming a big star.

The supporting cast is a good one, including ALAN MOBRAY, ERIC BLORE and GEORGE TOBIAS. I'm not keen about EDITH FELLOWS (as Rita's younger sister), sorry to say.

It's pleasant, light entertainment with a silly story and some humor that is only mildly amusing, involving a rascal of a monkey.


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