Thursday, December 29, 2011

One Night of Love

One Night of Love

Columbia, 1934, B/W, 84 minutes, ***

Released September, 1934

American opera hopeful Mary Barrett travels to Italy to study under the masters. But she finds more than she bargained for when she falls in love with the teacher. Later, they break up, but they come together again in a heart-warming finale of MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Excellent singing by Grace Moore, and light-hearted storyline make this one a lot of fun!

Producer: Harry Cohn

Associate Producer: Everett Riskin

Director: Victor Schertzinger

Screenplay: S.K. Lauren, James Gow and Edmund H. North

(based on the play "Don't Fall in Love" by Charles Beahan and Dorothy Speare)

Music Director: Dr. Pietro Cimini

Song Score: various

Art Direction: Stephen Goosson

Special Effects: John Hoffman

Costume Design: Robert Kalloch

Sound: Paul Neal

Cinematography: Joseph Walker

Film Editing: Gene Milford

Awards: Academy Awards for Best Sound Recording (Paul Neal), Best Score (Columbia Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers Department Head); Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Grace Moore), Best Director and Best Film Editing (Gene Milford)

Cast: Grace Moore [Mary Barrett], Tullio Carminati [Guilio Monteverdi], Lyle Talbot [Bill Houston], Mona Barrie [Lally], Jessie Ralph [Angelina, the Housekeeper], Luis Alberni [Giovanni, Monteverdi's Assistant], Andrés de Segurola [Galuppi], Rosemary Glosz [Frappazini], Nydia Westman [Muriel], Paul Ellis [Pinkerton], Victoria Stuart [Cora Florida], Jane Darwell [Mary's Mother], William Burress [Mary's Father], Henry Armetta [Cafe Owner], Herman Bing [Vegetable Man], Leo White [Florist], Frederick Vogeding [Doctor], Joe Mack [Captain of Italian Yacht], Frederick Burton [Impresario], Reginald Barlow [Stage Manager], Edward Keane [Stage Director], Spec O'Donnell [Call Boy]

Musical Program: One Night of Love (sung by Grace Moore); Ciribiribin (sung by Grace Moore); Sempre libera (from the opera LA TRAVIATA, sung by Grace Moore); Excerpts from the opera CARMEN; Excerpts from the opera LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR; Excerpts from the opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY

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