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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 »

Writers:

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 ... Galuppi (as Andres De Segurola)
Rosemary Glosz Rosemary Glosz ... Frappazini
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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) »

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The Most Glorious Musical Romance of All Time! (Print Ad- Rochester Evening Journal, ((Rochester NY)) 18 September 1934) See more »

Genres:

Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Features Grace Moore's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Young and Willing (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

O Sole Mio
(1898) (uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi
In the score for the first scene in Italy
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Grace Moore's Oscar-nominated role in very dated musical...
14 February 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Unlike MGM's favorite soprano, JEANETTE MacDONALD, other singers from the Met tried screen careers at various times in the '30s, but none emerged winning enough as screen personalities to rival Jeanette. Columbia tried hard with GRACE MOORE and this is undoubtedly one of her better efforts at attaining screen stardom. TULLIO CARMINATI is amusingly persistent as her demanding voice coach who discovers her singing "Ciribiribin" in a cellar cafe before offering to become her tutor. LYLE TALBOT is her boyfriend with marriage on his mind. But the silly script has Miss Moore acting like a spoiled prima donna, cavorting with boyfriend Talbot while supposedly training for her big moment as "Carmen". A series of misunderstandings involving another woman, MONA BARRIE (strongly resembling Kay Francis), makes up much of the backstage part of the story and only weakens the overall film. Moore is fine whenever she's singing but the lip synch is way off during the final "Un Bel Di" and it's hard to see where her performance earned her an Oscar nomination for the acting part of her role. Summing up: A disappointment for me, regardless of glowing tributes from the other commentators on this particular film.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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