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I Dream Too Much

Released Nov 29, 1935 1h 35m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 38% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Opera student Annette Monard (Lily Pons) accidentally meets American composer Jonathan Street (Henry Fonda), and in a buoyant, alcohol-fueled evening, the couple marries. Sincerely falling in love, Jonathan encourages the talented Annette to sing -- yet when his own attempt at an opera fails, Jonathan lashes out at Annette's success. Despite her husband's jealousy, Annette embarks on a successful career that allows her to secretly fund Jonathan's opera, bringing their marriage to a crisis. Read More Read Less

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Francisco J. Ariza Cine-Mundial Incomplete... but eminently satisfying. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 19, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine It's almost like seeing an opera picture on the screen for the first time; though this is probably just the effect of seeing Lily Pons on the screen for the first time. Aug 12, 2019 Full Review Sam Bathe Fan The Fire I Dream Too Much means well but it can't move beyond its televisual a esthetic and a bland plot that doesn't really go anywhere. Rated: 1/5 Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A good singer, a very young Henry Fonda, and Lucille Ball in a breezy comedy that entertains. It's a good movie selection -- especially for 1935. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review ashley h I Dream Too Much is an excellent film. It is about Jonathan Street who is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. Lily Pons and Henry Fonda give amazing performances. The screenplay is well written. John Cromwell did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the romance and humor. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 90 minutes of some horrible Operatic singing and Henry Fonda looking like he'd rather be anywhere else. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Opera student Annette Monard (Lily Pons) accidentally meets American composer Jonathan Street (Henry Fonda), and in a buoyant, alcohol-fueled evening, the couple marries. Sincerely falling in love, Jonathan encourages the talented Annette to sing -- yet when his own attempt at an opera fails, Jonathan lashes out at Annette's success. Despite her husband's jealousy, Annette embarks on a successful career that allows her to secretly fund Jonathan's opera, bringing their marriage to a crisis.
Director
John Cromwell
Producer
Pandro S. Berman
Screenwriter
James Gow, Edmund H. North
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 29, 1935, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 22, 2017
Runtime
1h 35m