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I Dream Too Much

MOVIE #20

I Dream Too Much (1935)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Gwendolyn Dilley)


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Lily Pons plays Annette, a rural French musical student who marries struggling American composer Jonathan (Henry Fonda).

Possessed of a splendid singing voice, our heroine rises to fame on the opera stage, while poor Jonathan continues struggling, supporting himself as a tour guide.

Annette eventually saves her marriage by transforming her husband's "masterpiece," a rather turgid modernistic opera, into a light-hearted musical comedy.

Special Notes: Lucille Ball has a funny minor role as a gum-snapping tourist. Besides several movie-shorts, this was one of the first movies where Lucille Ball was given a credited role.

Movie #20
Film Date: 1935

Release Date: November 27, 1935
Film Type: comedy/romance
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 90 minutes

Director/Producer:
John Cromwell (Director)
Pandro S. Berman (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Gwendolyn Dilley)

Supporting Cast:
Lily Pons (Annette Monard Street)
Henry Fonda (Jonathan Street)
Eric Blore (Roger Briggs)
Osgood Perkins (Paul Darcy)
Lucien Littlefield (Hubert Dilley)
Esther Dale (Mrs. Dilley)
Lucille Ball (Gwendolyn Dilley)
Scotty Beckett (Boy on Merry-Go-Round)
Ferdinand Munier (Carousel Owner)
Paul Porcasi (Tito)
June Storey (Girl in "I Dream Too Much" Number)
Russell Powell (Merry-Go-Round Operator)
Clarence H. Wilson (Detective)
Mischa Auer (Piano Player)
Richard Carle)
Oscar Apfel (Cafe Owner)
Al Haskell (Wagon Driver)
Kirby Grant (Violinist-Quartet Singer)
Elise Cavanna (Darcy's Secretary)
Ferdinand Gottschalk (Snob)
Billy Gilbert (Cook)