Metropolitan

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Released 1935

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Director:
Richard Boleslawski
Released:
1935
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Metropolitan, released in 1935, has an important place in film history, as the first film ever produced and released by 20th Century Fox. Centering around a back stage drama, this musical was produced by the famous Daryl Zanuck, and stars Lawrence Tibbett and Cesar Romero. When the haughty, bawdy, temper tantrum throwing opera diva Anne Meril (Virginia Bruce) leaves their Opera troupe, the Metropolitan, to form her own company, Thomas Renwick (Lawrence Tibbett) and Niki Baroni (Cesar Romero) get left in the lurch. Renwick has to pick up the pieces and figure out how to save his company. Luckily for the Metropolitan company, Tibbett can sing a song. One of the last performances of famed baritone Tibbett, his pipes might just be what the Metropolitan needs to save their show and save their dignity. The show must go on, and Tibbett's brilliant singing in this, his penultimate performance, make Metropolitan a classic worth going back for.
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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Musicals, Classics