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Metropolitan (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 8 November 1935 (USA)
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

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Bess Meredyth (based on the story by), Bess Meredyth (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Tibbett ... Thomas Renwick
Virginia Bruce ... Anne Merrill
Alice Brady ... Ghita Galin
Cesar Romero ... Niki Baroni
Thurston Hall ... T. Simon Hunter
Luis Alberni ... Ugo Pizzi
George F. Marion ... Perontelli (as George Marion Sr.)
Adrian Rosley Adrian Rosley ... Mr. Tolentino
Christian Rub ... Weidel
Franklyn Ardell ... Marco
Etienne Girardot ... Nello
Jessie Ralph ... Charwoman
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Storyline

Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Horseshoe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,554, 9 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,711, 13 December 2015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): William 'Billy' Benedict (Hotel Bellboy), Ruth Donnelly (Marina), Sarah Edwards (Old Dowager), Tom Herbert (Throat Specialist in Theatre), Hector V. Sarno (Italian Proprietor), Lee Phelps (Ghita's Chauffeur) and Hank Mann (Bartender). Since the film is listed as a 10-reel movie, there must have been extensive cutting to pare it down to the final 79 minutes, which would normally require only 8 reels. See more »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Cowboy Don't You Worry When You Die
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Played and sung on the radio by an unidentified group
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Can Anyone Imagine This Being Made Today?
1 September 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Alice Brady is ideally cast as a temperamental diva. She is believable and hilarious. The voice with which she sings seems to be her own.

Virginia Bruce, a charming performer, is OK but no more as an ingénue.

The movie is Lawrence Tibbett's. He sings arias from several composers, as well as singing some appealing songs. (Was it common in those times for Caucasian opera singers to perform spirituals? Regardless: He sings one.) The plum is a long section of "Pagliaci," in which he is, of course, superb.

This is the only commercial movie in which I've seen Tibbett. He appears a bit stodgy and is certainly not conventionally handsome. But his singing is glorious; and singing is what this movie is about.about.


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