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When You're in Love (1937)

Approved | | Romance, Musical, Comedy | 12 February 1937 (USA)
Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US ... See full summary »

Directors:

Robert Riskin, Harry Lachman (uncredited)

Writers:

Ethel Hill (story), Robert Riskin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grace Moore ... Louise Fuller
Cary Grant ... Jimmy Hudson
Aline MacMahon ... Marianne Woods
Henry Stephenson ... Walter Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell ... Hank Miller
Catherine Doucet ... Jane Summers
Luis Alberni ... Luis Perugini
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Gerald Meeker
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Hamilton
George C. Pearce ... Mr. Hamilton
Frank Puglia ... Carlos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Becker Jacqueline Becker ... Minor Role
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Storyline

Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US due to visa problems. The solution, Hudson agrees to marry Fuller, in return for which she pays him $2,000, which allows her to return to New York to resume her opera career. Hudson and Fuller continue to meet and trade barbs, but it's clear they are falling for each other. A highlight is when Fuller joins a 5 piece band to sing "Minnie the Moocher", the Cab Calloway signature number. True love appears to be thwarted by Fuller's career obligations and divorce papers are exchanged. But in the end love is triumphant! Written by Ellis Horowitz

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interlude See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Louise Brooks was originally cast in a supporting role. But after several spats with Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn, she was abruptly fired and most of her scenes deleted. Brooks can be glimpsed (uncredited) doing a specialty turn as a ballet dancer in one of the musical numbers. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some prints run 104 minutes, and are missing Grace Moore's showcase number "Minnie the Moocher". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arena: Louise Brooks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Minnie the Moocher
Music by Cab Calloway
Lyrics by Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill
Arranged by Al Siegel
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Is it Shirley Temple or isn't it?
14 March 2006 | by barbecuedbananaSee all my reviews

I quite enjoyed this as something to watch in the afternoon with a cup of tea and a biscuit. This makes me sound about 110 but I'm only just over 40 LOL Nice story - I've got Skyplus so I could fast forward over the horrible singing. The Opera Star's side kick was definitely the best part of the film, she was smart and the screen lit up whenever she was in a scene.

But in the scene where all the kids come down from the Music School upstairs to listen at the feet of the 'Queen' - was that Shirley Temple or not? It looked like her to me, did they have look alikes in those days? Not something to watch if there's anything good on instead.


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