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Follow Your Heart (1936)

An eccentric musical family is kept in order by a talented daughter with modest ambitions.


Aubrey Scotto


Dana Burnet (story), Lester Cole | 3 more credits »




Cast overview:
Marion Talley ... Marian Forrester
Michael Bartlett ... Michael Williams
Nigel Bruce ... Henri Forrester
Luis Alberni ... Tony Masetti
Henrietta Crosman ... Madame Bovard
Vivienne Osborne ... Gloria Forrester
Walter Catlett ... Joe Sheldon
Eunice Healey Eunice Healey ... Specialty Dancer
Ben Blue ... Ben Blue
Mickey Rentschler ... Tommy Forrester
John Eldredge ... Harrison Beecher
Margaret Irving ... Louise Masetti
Si Jenks ... Mr. Hawks
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Plunkett


An eccentric musical family is kept in order by a talented daughter with modest ambitions.

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Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
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You Can't Take It With You, So Let's Put On A Show!
26 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

On a plantation outside Louisville resides a family straight out of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU: singers, dancers, a boy who plays the English horn, played by some fine B-ranked movie comics like Nigel Bruce, Luis Alberni and Walter Catlett. They're also improvident except for Marion Talley, who wants to get them settled so she can go off and get married. Eventually they decide the way out of their financial hole is to put on a show.

Marion Tally was a star at the Metropolitan Opera and this was her first and only feature; she had appeared in a couple of Vitagraph shorts at the dawn of sound, and Nat Levine decided that MGM was doing well with operetta, so why not take a crack at it for Republic? The music is good. After singing arias and duets from actual operas, they had Victor Schertzinger write some tunes for the show within a show, had Hugo Riesenfeld supervise the music and hired Larry Ceballos to choreograph; nothing particularly novel, but well done.

Miss Tally turns out to be a good actress, besides being a great singer. The jokes are lively and amusing, until the last twenty minutes, when they switch to the show, which is big and florid, and no one but MGM seemed to be able to put over an operetta in this period. Still, there's real talent involved at every level -- except for Ben Blue -- so what starts out as a very good movie declines towards the end.... to satisfactory. Unless you're a fan of operetta. If you are, I expect you'll enjoy it all the way through.

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Release Date:

11 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Segue o Teu Coração See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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