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I'll Take Romance (1937)





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Opera diva Grace Moore plays (what a stretch!) an opera diva in I'll Take Romance. Moore reneges on an agreement to open the opera season in Buenos Aires, opting instead for a better-paying job in Paris. Melvyn Douglas, acting on behalf of the Buenos Aires company, pretends to fall in love with Moore in order to win her back--but soon discovers to his surprise that he's not pretending at all. Ms. Moore sings selections from Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata. and also warbles the title song, which became a hit and subsequently popped up as background music in many a future Columbia production. I'll Take Romance barely has a plot at all, though fans of Grace Moore weren't complaining. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Grace Moore
as Elsa Terry
Melvyn Douglas
as James Guthrie
Helen Westley
as Madame Della
Stuart Erwin
as 'Pancho' Brown
Walter Kingsford
as William Kane
Frank Forest
as Pinkerton
Greta Meyer
as Opera Singer
Adia Kuznetzoff
as Conductor
André de Beranger
as Male Dressmaker
John Gallaudet
as Photographer
Ernest Wood
as Hotel Clerk
Mareo Vido
as Taxi Driver
Al Hill
as Taxi Driver
Allan Garcia
as Himself
Bruce Sidney
as Stage Manager
Bruce Wyndham
as Young German
Bud Wolfe
as Bartender
Len Davis
as Sailor
Bill Lally
as Steward
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Critic Reviews for I'll Take Romance

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Grace Moore, I'll take the front, rear, or side exit.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

I'll Take Romance is lively and bright, and seems to indicate that while the screen opera formula seems to be worked out for everybody else, Miss [Grace] Moore can still put it over effectively.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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