Metropolitan (TCF 1935, Lawrence Tibbett, Virginia Bruce)

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NR 79 min - Drama, Romance - 8 November 1935
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The first 20th Century-Fox film. A vehicle for operatic baritone Lawrence Tibbett, it drew good critical notices but small response from the public. Despite his fine voice, Tibbett was not an engaging film personality and the heavy dosage of arias proved too much for moviegoers in 1935.

The story concerns a prima donna (Alice Brady) who walks out on the Metropolitan Opera House and forms her own company, peopling it with promising talent of her acquaintance and Tibbett as her leading man. But the capricious, temperamental lady walks out on this company, too, leaving Tibbett and his friends to pull it all together—which they do to great success. As a reminder of the extraordinary singing of Tibbett, Metropolitan deserves to be remembered.

Director:  Richard Boleslawski
Producer:  Darryl F. Zanuck
Director of Photography:  Rudolph Maté


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Production Details

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Release Date:  8 November 1935

Running Time:  1 h 19 min

Genres: Drama, Romance

Language:  English

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