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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

20th Century Fox's first production (following the merger of 20th Century Pictures and Fox Film Corp). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Thanks a Million (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Song
(uncredited)
from "Carmen" (1875)
Music by Georges Bizet
Sung by Alice Brady
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An operatic delight with Lawrence Tibbett.
6 September 2005 | by pompiersonSee all my reviews

This 1935 film showed recently on a TV movie channel and proved an innocent delight. The story line is simple, the ending happy, the people snappily dressed and the sets splendid. A fading prima donna is fired from the Met and starts her own opera company. A renowned conductor comes from retirement to conduct, and hires baritone Lawrence Tibbett, one of America's first operatic super stars, whose superb singing is the chief attraction of the film. He has a rich, focused voice and agreeable good looks. When the prima donna's voice fails, the conductor quits and all is about to fall apart, until the heroine Alice Brady, who wanted to be an opera star on her own, turns out to be an heiress and saves the day.The sound track suggests that someone has done a spectacular job of restoring the print; Tibbett's ringing voice impresses in baritone favorites, "The Road to Mandalay," "Largo al factotum" from Barber of Seville, "The Toreador Song" from Carmen, and "Si puo," from I Pagliacci.


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