The Cat and the Fiddle

The Cat and the Fiddle

Ramon Novarro
Director: William Howard Cast: Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro
, Jeanette MacDonald
Jeanette MacDonald
, Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
William Howard

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Overview

Based on the stage musical by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach, The Cat and the Fiddle stars Jeanette MacDonald as a music student and Ramon Novarro as a struggling composer. When the leading lady walks out of Victor's (Novarro) upcoming operetta, the star's husband pulls his financial support. The leading man ankles the production shortly thereafter, compelling Victor to play the role himself. All this scenario needs is fair Shirley (MacDonald) as the last minute-replacement for the missing leading lady -- but Shirley has given up music to marry philandering (but wealthy) Daudet (Frank Morgan). The fact that the film's final scene was lensed in Technicolor should indicate whether or not Shirley comes to Victor's rescue. Only one song from the original stage production of The Cat and the Fiddle was used in the film version; the remaining (and forgettable) tunes were penned by Kern and Harbach exclusively for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0883316734469
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 35,795

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ramon Novarro Victor
Jeanette MacDonald Shirley
Frank Morgan Daudet
Charles Butterworth Charles
Jean Hersholt Professor
Vivienne Segal Odette
Frank Conroy Theater Owner
Henry Armetta Taxi driver
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Concierge
Joseph Cawthorn Rudy

Technical Credits
William Howard Director,Producer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Otto Harbach Songwriter
Frank E. Hull Editor
Bernard Hyman Producer
Jerome Kern Songwriter,Screenwriter
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Bella Spewack Screenwriter
Samuel Spewack Screenwriter
Herbert Stothart Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexander Toluboff Art Director
Theodore Toluboff Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cat and the Fiddle
1. Chapter 1 [1:29]
2. Chapter 2 [1:05]
3. Chapter 3 [5:55]
4. Chapter 4 [3:04]
5. Chapter 5 [2:42]
6. Chapter 6 [2:54]
7. Chapter 7 [3:05]
8. Chapter 8 [1:41]
9. Chapter 9 [1:57]
10. Chapter 10 [2:46]
11. Chapter 11 [2:57]
12. Chapter 12 [2:59]
13. Chapter 13 [1:51]
14. Chapter 14 [1:43]
15. Chapter 15 [3:03]
16. Chapter 16 [3:33]
17. Chapter 17 [3:49]
18. Chapter 18 [5:12]
19. Chapter 19 [3:12]
20. Chapter 20 [1:56]
21. Chapter 21 [5:06]
22. Chapter 22 [2:45]
23. Chapter 23 [1:52]
24. Chapter 24 [2:37]
25. Chapter 25 [4:13]
26. Chapter 26 [5:50]
27. Chapter 27 [1:43]
28. Chapter 28 [3:23]
29. Chapter 29 [3:48]
30. Chapter 30 [:20]

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