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One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | | Music, Romance | 15 September 1934 (USA)
Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

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S.K. Lauren (screen play), James Gow (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grace Moore ... Mary Barrett
Tullio Carminati ... Guilio Monteverdi
Lyle Talbot ... Bill Houston
Mona Barrie ... Rosa Lally
Jessie Ralph ... Angelina
Luis Alberni ... Giovanni
Nydia Westman ... Muriel
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... Galuppi (as Andres De Segurola)
Rosemary Glosz Rosemary Glosz ... Frappazini
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Storyline

Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their relationship develops into love. But, jealousy and misunderstandings prevent Mary and Guilio from acknowledging their true feelings. Written by Kelly

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singing | love | singer | opera | winner | See All (191) »

Genres:

Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das leuchtende Ziel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Grace Moore is billed as Miss Moore in the film's credits. See more »

Quotes

Mary Barrett: Oh Bill, one day so help me, I'll murder that man!
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Connections

Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Finiculi, Finicula
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by Luigi Denza
Background music at a restaurant
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Dazzling, Unforgettable masterpiece!
12 June 2001 | by PrincessAnankaSee all my reviews

Even though this shimmering musical from the long ago year of l934 might seem like an antique to some, One Night of Love has a magical quality to it. I watch it regularly, along with the l914 The Cheat and the 1941 nice Girl! with Deanna Durbin. These muscials are all amazingly fresh and exuberent. Grace Moore portrays American Mary who goes to Italy to become a great Opera Star. She falls under the management of arrogant, impossible but charismatic Tulio Carminetti. Great musical excerpts from Carmen, Madame Butterfly, help move this movie into the classics. Filmed at tiny Columbia Studios, this is a masterpiece. The intimate, beautifully decorated and photographed sets enhances the story. Grace Moore is adorable. Earthy, striking, talented. She reportedly played the prima donna during the filming, slamming doors, breaking windows, stalking off the sets when things did not go her way. Audiences back then actually stood and cheered and screamed "Bravo!" after the big operatic numbers. And what do we have today? "Big Mama's House" and "Tom Cats."


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