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I Dream Too Much (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Musical | 29 November 1935 (USA)
Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director:

John Cromwell

Writers:

Edmund H. North (screen play) (as Edmund North), James Gow (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lily Pons ... Annette Monard
Henry Fonda ... 'Johnny' Street
Eric Blore ... Roger Briggs
Osgood Perkins ... Paul Darcy
Lucien Littlefield ... Hubert Dilley
Lucille Ball ... Gwendolyn Dilley
Mischa Auer ... Darcy's Pianist
Paul Porcasi ... Uncle Tito
Scotty Beckett ... Boy on Carousel (as Scott Beckett)
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Storyline

Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and does the cooking and cleaning. To get his music published, Annette takes it to Paul and he is won over - by her voice and not the music. So he manages her career and she becomes a star as an opera singer everywhere she goes. Since Jonathan cannot sell anything he writes, he leaves Annette and that makes Annette sad as she wants only to be his wife. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Voz do Amor See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

Lucille Ball, who appears in a bit part as a gawky American teenage tourist in Paris, eventually owned the RKO studio lot with husband Desi Arnaz, as their Desilu Productions facility. See more »

Quotes

Roger Briggs: I'm a waiter now. It's a shocking profession. One learns how dangerous eating really is. Now you take that caviar for instance - that's probably teeming with ptomaine.
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Soundtracks

I'm the Echo (You're the Song That I Love)
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Lily Pons with piano accompaniment by Mischa Auer
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Pons' high notes
22 April 2006 | by billellisSee all my reviews

Because of Lily Pons' high soprano, this film was rudely nicknamed "I Scream Too Much." Actually, Pons had a lovely light voice with a girlish sound; her singing didn't sound like screaming. In spite of my love of serious music, I have to laugh at the nickname.

Henry Fonda and Lily Pons? OK. Today, combining a young male romantic lead with an opera singer seems strange. In the mid 20th Century, classical music wasn't viewed suspiciously by most people, as it is now. No rock, rap, or hip hop yet (now THAT's what I call screaming).

I hope this film will become available on DVD or tape - it's been years since I've seen it.


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