Follow Your Heart (August 8, 1936)

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Marion Talley in Follow Your Heart
 

Released on Autust 11, 1936: Marian is the only sensible person in this crazy family of talented performers.

Directed by Aubrey Scotto

The Actors: Marion Talley (Marian Forrester), Michael Bartlett (Michael Williams), Nigel Bruce (Henri Forrester), Luis Alberni (Tony Masetti), Henrietta Crosman (Madame Bovard), Vivienne Osborne (Gloria Forrester), Walter Catlett (Joe Sheldon), Eunice Healey (specialty dancer), Ben Blue (himself), Mickey Rentschler (Tommy Forrester), John Eldredge (Harrison Beecher), Margaret Irving (Louise Masetti), Si Jenks (Mr. Hawks), Josephine Whittell (Mrs. Plunkett), Joan Barclay (unknown), Jean Joyce (unknown), Clarence Muse (choir leader).

 

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Opera was created in 1598 when Jacopo Peri produced "Dafne" in Florence, Italy and it quickly became the rage across Europe. It blends the best of dramatic stories with the best musical voices, creating a unique art form that is still providing amazing entertainment. What are the chances that you were exposed to a lot of opera? Well, opera was always limited to the wealthy in large cities . . . the only folk who could afford the price of limited tickets in a few theaters located only in the largest cities of the world. Can we watch and hear any of those great opera stars today? No, because like the actors in Shakespeare's day, there was no way to record either the voices or pictures of these legendary performers. But three hundred years later, around 1929, the invention of motion pictures with sound changed the world as we know it. Today virtually all of the actors and singers from that time are no longer with us, but thanks to motion pictures I can watch some of the best and brightest performers from that era, and thanks to digital technology they will be seen and heard forevermore. Wow, gives me shivers just thinking about it. Today you can watch and hear New York Metropolitan Opera star Marion Talley along with Michael Bartlett, the famous tenor who performed all over Europe and the U.S. in the early 1900's. These talented performers, that became the pioneers of motion pictures, are ready to perform for you right this very minute! This is a 1936 'let's put on a show' plot, blended with an 'if you will build it, they will come' drama, - yup, way back in 1936 that plot was written, and it was about singing and dancing and comedy, not baseball. Sharing movies like this with brand new audiences like you is the passion that fills my days like nothing else ever did. are Pop your buttered white kernel popcorn and enjoy comedy, music and drama from some of the finest performers of 1936 as they share their talents with us as no one in history could have a few years earlier.

Ben Blue
Comedian Ben Blue
Ben Blue
Ben Blue in a comedy scene
Eunice Healey
Eunice Healey
Henrietta Crosman
Henrietta Crosman
Henrietta Crosman
Henrietta Crosman singing in the kitchen
John Eldredge and Marion Talley
John Eldredge and Marion Talley
John Eldredge and Michael Bartlett
John Eldredge and Michael Bartlett
John Eldredge
John Eldredge
Luis Alberni
Luis Alberni
Margaret Irving
Margaret Irving in the morning
Margaret Irving and Luis Alberni
Margaret Irving and Luis Alberni
Margaret Irving and Nigel Bruce
Margaret Irving and Nigel Bruce
Margaret Irving
Margaret Irving
Marion Talley and Margaret Irving
Marion Talley and Margaret Irving
Marion Talley and Michael Bartlett singing
Marion Talley and Michael Bartlett singing
Marion Talley and Michael Bartlett
Marion Talley and Michael Bartlett
Marion Talley, Nigel Bruce and Henrietta Crosman
Marion Talley, Nigel Bruce and Henrietta Crosman
Marion Talley, Vivienne Osborne and Michael Bartlett
Marion Talley, Vivienne Osborne and Michael Bartlett
Marion Talley's opening credit
Marion Talley's opening credit
Marion Talley
Marion Talley in 1936
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett in 1936
Michael Bartlett on the phone
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett singing to the dogs
Michael Bartlett singing to the dogs
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett's opening credit
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett at the piano
Mickey Rentschler
Mickey Rentschler playing a French Horn
Nigel Bruce and Josephine Whittell
Nigel Bruce and Josephine Whittell
Vivienne Osborne
Vivienne Osborne
Walter Catlett and Michael Bartlett
Walter Catlett and Michael Bartlett
Walter Catlett
Walter Catlett