Music in My Heart (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

Music in My Heart (1940)





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Boasting Tony Martin and Rita Hayworth and bandleader Andre Kostelanitz as its leading players, it's surprising that Music in My Heart isn't better than it is. Martin plays European-born actor Robert Gregory, who while rehearsing for a Broadway musical falls in love with chorine Patricia O'Malley (Rita Hayworth). She likewise falls in love with him, even though she's scheduled to marry millionaire Charles Gardner (Alan Mowbray). The relationship is endangered when Gregory faces deportation to his own country, but baton-wieldig Kostelanitz comes to the rescue by making Gregory a radio singing sensation. Talented child actress Edith Fellows, who in previous films had been given top billing over Rita Hayworth, is somewhat wasted in the role of Rita's kid sister. Of the film's six songs, "It's a Blue World" is the singular highlight.


Rita Hayworth
as Patricia `Patsy' O'Malley
Alan Mowbray
as Charles Specner Gardner III
Tony Martin
as Robert `Bob' Gregory
Edith Fellows
as Mary O'Malley
Eric Blore
as Griggs, Butler
Joseph Crehan
as Mark C. Gilman
Joey Ray
as Miller
Don Brodie
as Taxi Driver
Julieta Novis
as Leading Lady
Phil Tead
as Marshall
Don Beddoe
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Music in My Heart

All Critics (2)

The trite story is developed in so obvious a way that one becomes bored by the time the picture is half finished.

October 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Music in My Heart


Minor B picture with Rita on her way up. The best part of this is the supporting cast with old reliables Eric Blore, George Tobias and Alan Mowbray adding a dash of humor to the proceedings.

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