The Melody Lingers On (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Melody Lingers On (1935)





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American opera baritone George Houston, who later gained a measure of fame as a western hero, made his film debut in The Melody Lingers On. Houston plays Salvini, a dashing Italian army captain who enjoys a brief romantic fling with concert pianist Ann Prescott (Josephine Hutchinson). Their dalliance results in an illegitimate baby -- and, by extension, brings about Salvini's death when he saves the lives of Ann and the child. Raised by foster parents, Ann's son Guido (Dave Scott) grows up to become a talented musician, never suspecting that his gifts have been inherited; meanwhile, Guido's mother does penance for past sins in an Italian convent. A ruthless assault on the tear-ducts, The Melody Lingers On was adapted from a novel by Lowell Bretano.


George Houston
as Carlo Salvini
John Halliday
as Marco Turina
Mona Barrie
as Sylvia Turina
Laura Hope Crewes
as Mother Superior
Frank Puglia
as Giuseppe
Francisco Maran
as Lt. Zetti
Eddie Conrad
as Fruit Vendor
Gennaro Curci
as Innkeeper
Eily Malyon
as Sister Maria
Marion Ballou
as Sister Agnes
Nina Campana
as Fruit Vendor's Wife (uncredited)
William Von Brincken
as Austrian Officer (uncredited)
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Miss Hutchinson acts very ably, despite the caprices of the scenario.

November 19, 2020 | Full Review…

[It has] what should be an excellent cast -- Helen Westley, Laura Hope Crewes, William Harrigan, John Halliday and Mona Barrie, in addition to Miss Hutchinson -- but they don't seem lo he able to do much, as they are always falling over the plot.

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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