Metropolitan (1935)

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In this musical, a prima donna huffs out of the Met to begin her own opera company. For her leading man, she engages a handsome baritone who takes control of the struggling company and turns it into a success. Songs include: "De Glory Road," "On the Road to Mandalay," arias from Gounod's "Faust," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," the prologue to Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci," and "The Toreador Song," and "Micaela's Aria" from Bizet's "Carmen."

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½

Strictly for Opera fans.

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½

Lawrence Tibbett doesn't have much in the way of movie star presence alhough he sings beautifully but the real strength of this antique is in the supporting cast. Alice Brady is marvelous as an over the top diva and as with many old studio films wonderful character actors pop up and disappear after a scene or two. Here Jane Darwell and Walter Brennan are in one cute scene as a couple who run a road side cafe who have to send their kids to fetch anything that's ordered.

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