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Music for Madame (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 8 October 1937 (USA)
A singer arriving in Hollywood is tricked by jewel thieves to distract a wealthy audience. After running away he'll have to find a way to prove his innocence to both the police and the ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Blystone (as John Blystone)

Writers:

Robert Harari (original story), Gertrude Purcell (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nino Martini ... Nino Maretti
Joan Fontaine ... Jean Clemens
Alan Mowbray ... Leon Rodowsky
Billy Gilbert ... Krause
Alan Hale ... Detective Flugelman
Grant Mitchell ... District Attorney Ernest Robinson
Erik Rhodes ... Spaghetti Nadzio
Lee Patrick ... Nora Burns
Frank Conroy ... Morton Harding
Bradley Page ... Rollins
Romo Vincent ... Gas Truck Driver
George Shelley George Shelley ... Mr. Barret - a Tenor
Jack Carson ... Assistant Director
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Storyline

A singer arriving in Hollywood is tricked by jewel thieves to distract a wealthy audience. After running away he'll have to find a way to prove his innocence to both the police and the young girl composer he's fallen in love with. One of the few films made by operatic tenor Nino Martini. Written by BSK

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Romance Ablaze With Melody! (original print ad)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Frank M. Thomas, Lionel Pape and 'Ben Hendricks Jr.' are supposed to be in this film, but are not seen. See more »

Soundtracks

Scherzo
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61" (1843)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Played at the Hollywood Bowl
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A very enjoyable film, humorous with great music.
25 February 2000 | by Jim-328See all my reviews

Rita and I enjoyed this film very much. It is obviously an attempt in the 1930's to make opera style music popular by mixing it with comedy. Nino Martini has a great voice, and with his Italian accent, reminded us a little of Roberto Benigni. The plot revolves around Nino, who is traveling to Hollywood in search of fame. He falls in with a gang of crooks who use his talent to distract everyone at a party while they steal the jewels. There are many great character actors doing their routines, such as Billy Gilbert with his sneezing, Alan Hale as an opera loving cop, Ward Bond as a thug, Alan Mowbray as the stuffy conductor, and co-starring Joan Fontaine as the love interest. There is also a great unbilled musical bit by Romo Vincent (I had never heard of him before) as a singing truck driver.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Musique pour madame See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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