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Music in My Heart

Released Jan 4, 1940 1h 10m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 13% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Deported from New York City when his visa expires, British actor Robert Gregory (Tony Martin) gets into a taxi accident while rushing to board his ship. He instantly falls in love with the passenger in the other cab, Pat O'Malley (Rita Hayworth), whose wealthy fiancé, Charles Gardner (Alan Mowbray), and his faithful manservant, Griggs (Eric Blore), are waiting aboard Robert's ship. Dodging both the vengeful Griggs and the authorities, the couple scramble to clear a path to be together. Read More Read Less

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P.S. Harrison Harrison's Reports The trite story is developed in so obvious a way that one becomes bored by the time the picture is half finished. Oct 16, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B- Feb 12, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member not very good minor B musical Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Tony Martin sings "It's a Blue World" and Rita Hayworth looks lovely; the film is slight but glossy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Minor B picture with Rita on her way up. The best part of this is the supporting cast with old reliables Eric Blore, George Tobias and Alan Mowbray adding a dash of humor to the proceedings. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member 2.5: The plots in some classic Hollywood pictures could get pretty ridiculous. In many ways films like this, and other numerous screwball/romantic/musical comedies from the same era, are the antecedents of films like The Hangover and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. I can't quite imagine the modern versions without films like Bringing Up Baby, as much as I hate to compare them. Granted, Music in my Heart is also not worthy of comparison with pictures like Bringing Up Baby or Monkey Business either, but it does have a suitably ridiculous plot. It is lighthearted fluff. Seriously, nothing even remotely less than wonderful could ever happen to these characters. There is no room for anything but happiness in this world. Plus, it stars Rita Hayworth. She hadn't quite figured out how to maximize her sex appeal yet, but she certainly isn't an eyesore. Reasonably entertaining. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly bland, considering Rita Hayworth stars. The songs lack spark, the musical numbers are a bit bland and the plot is paper thin. Still, it manages to be mildly entertaining. A minor musical. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly bland, considering Rita Hayworth stars. The songs lack spark, the musical numbers are a bit bland and the plot is paper thin. Still, it manages to be mildly entertaining. A minor musical. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Deported from New York City when his visa expires, British actor Robert Gregory (Tony Martin) gets into a taxi accident while rushing to board his ship. He instantly falls in love with the passenger in the other cab, Pat O'Malley (Rita Hayworth), whose wealthy fiancé, Charles Gardner (Alan Mowbray), and his faithful manservant, Griggs (Eric Blore), are waiting aboard Robert's ship. Dodging both the vengeful Griggs and the authorities, the couple scramble to clear a path to be together.
Director
Joseph Santley
Distributor
Columbia Pictures
Production Co
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 4, 1940, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 30, 2019
Runtime
1h 10m