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.
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Columbia Pictures


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
George Tobias
as Sascha
Joseph Crehan
as Mark C. Gilman
Joey Ray
as Miller
Don Brodie
as Taxi Driver
Julieta Novis
as Leading Lady
Eddie Kane
as Blake
Phil Tead
as Marshall
Marten Lamont
as Barrett
Don Beddoe
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Music in My Heart

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February 12, 2013

Audience Reviews for Music in My Heart

Tony Martin sings "It's a Blue World" and Rita Hayworth looks lovely; the film is slight but glossy.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Surprisingly bland, considering Rita Hayworth stars. The songs lack spark, the musical numbers are a bit bland and the plot is paper thin. Still, it manages to be mildly entertaining. A minor musical.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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