The Affairs of Cellini (1934) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Gregory La Cava and produced by Raymond Griffith, Darryl F. Zanuck and William Goetz.
A romantic comedy about the Renaissance artist Cellini. Cellini is more interested in pursuing women than his artistic pursuits. He initially flirts with his artistic model, but then succumbs to a beautiful Duchess. The duchess's husband doesn't have time to worry about Cellini romancing his wife, as he's occupied romancing Cellini's model. The artist also finds time to swashbuckle a little between romantic intrigues and painting.
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Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Frank Morgan||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Richard Day||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Charles Rosher||Nominated|
According to a 1934 newspaper article, Constance Bennett wore 20 costumes in the film. Weighed together, they amounted to 1,000 pounds of wardrobe; The heaviest of Bennett's costumes was 44 pounds, while the rest averaged about 30.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 27, 1946 with Frank Morgan reprising his film role.
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