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Music for Madame (1937)

Approved | | 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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Approved
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film lost $375,000 at the box office. See more »

Soundtracks

Music for Madame
(1937)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Herb Magidson
Sung by George Shelley (uncredited)
Reprised by Nino Martini (uncredited)
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12 April 2006 | by louismiccioSee all my reviews

This film is an unexplained "sleeper".. Wonderful cast and plot, and the song " I Want The World To Know" as sung by Nino Martini is unforgettable. Film difficult to locate and purchase, and copies available are poor (at least mine is), but most comes through reasonably well, and when it does, a splendid and nostalgic tribute to the lost genius of Hollywood to produce classic entertainment on low budgets. Don't miss this one. For some reason, this film is not included in any of the listed ones of Joan Fontaine. In this film, her performance is adequate and her appearance unflattering, and this may be the reason why she may not wanted to make known her performance in it. Of course, the film was probably one of her first ones, and in which, unfairly I believe, she considered her performance very poor.


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