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Break of Hearts (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 31 May 1935 (USA)
Franz Roberti is a famous orchestra conductor who has a number of girlfriends. While talking with his old music teacher, Professor Thalma, he meets Constance, an aspiring music composer. ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Moeller

Writers:

Sarah Y. Mason (screen play), Victor Heerman (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Constance Dane Roberti
Charles Boyer ... Franz Roberti
John Beal ... Johnny Lawrence
Jean Hersholt ... Professor Thalma
Sam Hardy ... Marx
Inez Courtney ... Miss Wilson
Helene Millard ... Sylvia DeWitt
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Enrico Pazzini
Susan Fleming ... Elise
Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar ... Schubert
Jean Howard ... Didi Smith-Lennox
Anne Grey ... Lady Phyllis Cameron
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Storyline

Franz Roberti is a famous orchestra conductor who has a number of girlfriends. While talking with his old music teacher, Professor Thalma, he meets Constance, an aspiring music composer. They see each other, fall in love and marry. They honeymoon all over Europe and are happy back home until Constance finds him with a society divorcee and leaves him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

A LOVE STORY THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART...and PUT IT TOGETHER AGAIN! (Print ad- Pittsburgh Press, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 14 June 1935) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

After completing one scene in the role of Franz Roberti, Francis Lederer refused to shoot a particular set-up, complaining it showed his "bad" side. Katharine Hepburn and assistant director Edward Killy complained to studio head J.P. MacDonald, who fired Lederer and replaced him with Charles Boyer. See more »

Connections

References Moulin Rouge (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Played on piano
Excerpts integrated into the score
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medium simmer
15 May 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Franz Roberti (Charles Boyer) is a famous music conductor and Constance Dane (Katharine Hepburn) is an aspiring composer. They fall in love, get married, and struggle with their relationship.

This is all about Boyer and Hepburn. They have a bit of chemistry but I wouldn't call it heated. They are a bit too cerebral. They need a better meet-cute to start off the movie. The relationship is at medium simmer rather than maximum heat. The movie can't elevate that high even with the drama. Nothing is that in doubt. The hurdles aren't that high. It simmers but it never boils.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Music Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$427,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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