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The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, History | 24 August 1934 (USA)
The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

Director:

Gregory La Cava

Writers:

Bess Meredyth (screen play), Edwin Justus Mayer (from the play by)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Duchess of Florence
Fredric March ... Benvenuto Cellini
Frank Morgan ... Alessandro - Duke of Florence
Fay Wray ... Angela
Vince Barnett ... Ascanio
Jessie Ralph ... Beatrice
Louis Calhern ... Ottaviano
Jay Eaton ... Polverino
Paul Harvey ... Emissary
Jack Rutherford ... Captain of the Guards (as John Rutherford)
Irene Ware ... Daughter of the Royal House of Bocci
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The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

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Taglines:

Hanging is too good for Cellini...declared the Duchess, so she smothered him...in her arms! (Print Ad- Silver Creek News, ((Silver Creek NY)) 1 November 1934) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The play, "The Firebrand of Florence," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 15 October 1924 and closed in May 1925 after 261 performances. The opening night cast included Nana Bryant as the Duchess, Frank Morgan as Allessandro (same role as in the movie), Edward G. Robinson as Ottaviano and Joseph Schildkraut as Cellini. See more »

Quotes

Duchess of Florence: Jelly - how like the men of our times.
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A Charming, Shining Gem
9 July 2003 | by rburton66See all my reviews

Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor for Frank Morgan (best known for his many roles in "The Wizard of Oz"), this film is a rare gem that's well worth it's 80 minutes. The film showcases wonderful performances from an all-star cast that includes Fredric March ("The Best Years of Our Lives"), Fay Wray ("King Kong"), and Constance Bennett. Witty and clever dialogue is a strong point in the film and everyone makes this comedy as funny as it can be.

Fox Movie Channel is showing this from time to time, so definitely stop and see it if you have the chance. Not only will you get to a rare Oscar-nominated film, but a brilliant comedy with a remarkable cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Affairs of Cellini See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$549,370 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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