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Margaret Howard, a singer from a once-wealthy family but now penniless, becomes the protégé of Steve Corelli, wealthy nightclub owner and gambler. He falls in love with her. Corelli is an ardent music lover and hopes to see Margaret singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. To make this possible for her, Corelli sacrifices everything, to the extent of plunging himself into bankruptcy. But just as he has secured a Metropolitan contract for her, she also announces her intentions to marry Philip Cameron.Written by
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I taped this film several years ago and fell in love with the haunting singing of lovely Grace Moore as well as the love story. I Was quite impressed with Steve Corelli (portrayed beautifully by Leo Carrillo) who is already facing bankruptcy and is giving up his antiques for an auction. He meets and falls in love with this lovely singer. He gives up everything to get her the introduction to the Met. Though he realizes she does not love him, he continues on, even sacrificing his safety to a loan shark who will kill him if he does not return the money he borrowed.
This all transpires just as Grace's character decides to marry a man she doesn't love, but admires. When urged by her friend, Alan, she finally agrees.
Here I will not create a spoiler. Suffice it to say that I look forward to the last few minutes of the film as Marguerite gives her fine performance. I love her blowing kisses to someone in the audience.
Luis Alberni is fantastic as his best friend and co-night club owner who imparts a certain revelation to Marguerite before her performance...
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