Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by
Joe McCauley <email@example.com>
A musical fantasy ringing of truth and filled with mystery and love
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Did You Know?
Mr. Ribalidi's crest, a calligraphic R with a crown over it, can be seen many places: on Bonnie's music folder, the magic mirror, Ribaldi's porch bench where he and Porter talk, his record book (where he keeps track of who he gives checks to), and Ribaldi's iron fences. See more
During the scene discussing the difference between the hogs and bankers, the boom mic is clearly visible on the upper right hand side of the screen. See more
You dirty fat pigs!
[puts hand on Tommy's shoulder and grits teeth
I don't know what you boys were thinkin'. Them pigs are like people too. They just can't talk like you and me.
Pigs are people too, huh, Pa? We just can't understand them?
THE MELODY WITHIN
Lyrics by Michael McLean
Music by Kurt Bestor
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