Love Me Forever (1935)

Genres - Crime, Musical  |   Release Date - Jun 28, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Grace Moore and Victor Schertzinger, the star-director combination responsible for the marvelous One Night of Love (1934), came up with another tune-filled winner in Love Me Forever. Once again voluntarily shedding her "diva" image, Moore plays Margaret Howard, a once-glamorous socialite who's hit the skids. She is rescued from obscurity by Steve Corelli (Leo Carrillo), an opera-loving gambler. Lavishing his entire fortune on Margaret's climb to the top, Steve naturally expects her to fall in love with him out of gratitude, but she has set her sights on another man. As originally scripted, Steve was to have thoughtfully removed himself from the picture by being bumped by gangsters, but as the film now stands, he manages to win Margaret away from her present amour, radio tenor Michael Bartlett (playing himself). Musical highlights include brief excerpts from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Funiculi Funicula. Enthusiastically received by the critics, Love Me Forever proved equally successful with movie fans -- even those who'd never be caught dead attending one of Grace Moore's live operatic performances.

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stars [celebrities], love, opera