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One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | | Music, Romance | 15 September 1934 (USA)
Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

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S.K. Lauren (screen play), James Gow (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grace Moore ... Mary Barrett
Tullio Carminati ... Guilio Monteverdi
Lyle Talbot ... Bill Houston
Mona Barrie ... Rosa Lally
Jessie Ralph ... Angelina
Luis Alberni ... Giovanni
Nydia Westman ... Muriel
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... Galuppi (as Andres De Segurola)
Rosemary Glosz Rosemary Glosz ... Frappazini
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Storyline

Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their relationship develops into love. But, jealousy and misunderstandings prevent Mary and Guilio from acknowledging their true feelings. Written by Kelly

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Genres:

Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das leuchtende Ziel See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Grace Moore's thickly-accented Italian dresser, Angelina, is played most convincingly by character actress Jessie Ralph who was born and died in Gloucester, Massachusetts. See more »

Quotes

Mary Barrett: Oh Bill, one day so help me, I'll murder that man!
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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: The Fabulous Musicals (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Un bel di
(1904) (uncredited)
from "Madame Butterfly"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung by Grace Moore at the Metropolitan Opera House
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One of the Best Musicals of the '30s
7 January 2004 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

This is my second viewing and it still remains one of the greatest musicals I have seen. I would definitely put it in my top ten favorite musicals of all-time. "One Night of Love" is not just a bubbly Grace Moore vehicle – it's a classic example of elegant 30s musical made with vigor and conviction. One viewing just won't do to fully enjoy it.

Exuberantly directed by Victor Schertzinger with some lavish sets, "One Night of Love" takes us into the enchanting world of opera, with all its joys and pleasures, difficulties and heartbreaks. Moore previously made two MGM movies, both of which were commercial disappointments. Then in 1934, Columbia Pictures gave the famed opera diva another chance; to their surprise, it scored a huge success and was ultimately nominated for some Oscars.

The film genially mixes popular ballads and grand opera. Moore is very beautiful and is endowed with a strong, haunting, and remarkably talented opera voice. In this film, Moore is aided by Tullio Carminati who plays her mentor and romantic interest. Her final performance at the Metropolitan Grand Opera packs a stirring punch.


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