The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
|Director(s)||William K. Howard, Sam Wood (uncredited)|
|Producer(s)||Bernard H. Hyman (uncredited)|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance|
|Top Topics||Pre-Code Cinema|
The Cat and the Fiddle Overview:
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Sam Wood and William K. Howard and produced by Bernard H. Hyman.
MacDonald plays an American music student in Europe whose success threatens her relationship with a handsome composer played by Novarro. His troubles begin with their meeting and don't end until the premiere of his problematic stage show. The final sequence features an early experiment with three-strip Technicolor. Based on the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical comedy.
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Musical Monday: The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)on Aug 22, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “The Cat and the Fiddl... Read full article
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The song "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing" is actually from the Jerome Kern musical "Roberta", which opened on Broadway in 1933. "Roberta" was filmed in 1935 (Roberta), but the song was omitted from the film version. It was, however, used in the 1952 Technicolor remake of "Roberta", Lovely to Look at.
First use of 3-strip Technicolor in a live-action sequence.
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