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Music for Madame1937

Music for Madame (1937)





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The "suspense" in the RKO Radio musical comedy Music for Madame lies in whether or not golden-voiced Operatic tenor Nino Martini will be permitted to sing. En route to Hollywood, Tonio (Martini) is hoodwinked into serenading a wedding party while a gang of jewel thieves clean out the place. The crooks head for the hills, but not before threatening to murder Tonio if he ever sings again (his voice, you see, is the only clue the police have to go by). While pondering the future of his career, our hero falls in love with beautiful Jean (Joan Fontaine) and is sorely tempted to express his ardor in song. Music for Madame was Jesse L. Lasky's first RKO production -- and very nearly his last when the picture lost $375,000 for the studio.


Nino Martini
as Nino Maretti
Joan Fontaine
as Jean Clemens
Alan Mowbray
as Leon Rodowsky
Alan Hale
as Detective Flugelman
Grant Mitchell
as District Attorney Ernest Robinson
Erik Rhodes
as Spaghetti Nacio
Lee Patrick
as Nora Burns
Frank Conroy
as Morton Harding
Bradley Page
as Rollins
Romo Vincent
as Truck Driver
Barbara Pepper
as Blonde on Bus
Edward H. Robbins
as William Goodwin
Jack Carson
as Assistant Director
Ben Hall
as Bus Passenger
Russell Powell
as "Asleep in the Deep" Singer
Grace Hayle
as Fat Guest
George Meeker
as Orchestra Leader
Robert E. Homans
as Desk Sergeant
Milburn Stone
as Detective
Harry Tenbrook
as Electrician
James Donlan
as Suspect with Cold
Russ Powell
as `Asleep in the Deep' Singer
Ward Bond
as Violet, the Henchman
Sam Haynes
as KAFF Announcer
Jack George
as Violinist
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Critic Reviews for Music for Madame

All Critics (1)

This proves that it was really the director who made Nino Martini so entertaining in the Gay Desperado.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Music for Madame

Nino sings like an angel but aside from his performances this is a thin wisp of a film.

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