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Break of Hearts (1935) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Philip Moeller and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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By Crystal Kalyana on Apr 29, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

MUSICAL MONTH BREAK OF HEARTS ( 1935 ) For my next review, I’ve decided to do another Katharine Hepburn movie, but because she’s not known as a musical star, and hasn’t really appeared in any films of that genre, except for about two obscure?concerto based productions that are not ... Read full article

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The character of Franz Roberti was based on two real-life conductors of the period: Leopold Stokowski, who was well known for his rearrangements of music by Bach, Wagner and other composers; and Arturo Toscanini, who was notorious for insulting his musicians during rehearsals the way Roberti does in the film.
After completing one scene in the role of Franz Roberti, Francis Lederer refused to shoot a particular set-up, complaining it showed his "bad" side. Katharine Hepburn and assistant director Edward Killy complained to studio head J.P. MacDonald, who fired Lederer and replaced him with Charles Boyer.
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