Roberta (1935) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Pandro S. Berman.
The film was based on the novel Gowns by Roberta and also Stage Play written by Alice Duer Miller published in 1933 (novel); Nov 18, 1933 - Jul 21, 1934 (play performed at New Amsterdam Theatre, NY).
Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Song||Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh||Nominated|
Huckleberry Haines: Tanka.
Comtesse Scharwenka: You're welcome.
Huckleberry Haines: John, everyday you act worse, but today you're acting like tomorrow.
John Kent: You don't appreciate her. I know she seems a little hard and sophisticated, but underneath she's a pearl.
Huckleberry Haines: And a pearl so I'm told, is the result of a chronic irritation on an oyster.
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Ginger Rogers' accent is a homage to the Polish-born actress Lyda Roberti, who played the role on Broadway.
Lucille Ball, an unknown RKO contract player at the time, appears uncredited as a model in a fashion show. She wears a large feather cape, and her hair is bleached platinum blonde.
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