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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 DISAPPOINTMENT FOR LA CAVA FANS
30 May 2004 | by bensonjSee all my reviews

Gregory La Cava is one of Hollywood's great directors, but this isn't up to his standard, despite a good cast. Though supposedly a comedy of manners, it's really a swashbuckler with hardly any swash. Morgan, a milquetoast king though he tries to act ferocious, overdoes his "well I don't...ahem...do you really...oh well, I..." routine. Fay Wray is best as an artist's model. She's sexy, yet so dumb she hasn't the imagination for romance. At one point, when the other characters are trying to get her to take part in an elaborate charade to make someone think that someone is not someone's lover, she says, "Oh, this is so silly." One of the few really funny lines, and, sadly, all too true.


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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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