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Break of Hearts
     

Break of Hearts

Director: Phillip Moeller, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, John Beal

Cast: Phillip Moeller, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, John Beal

 
Katharine Hepburn suffers nobly while her philandering conductor husband Charles Boyer dallies with the likes of Helene Millard in this overheated melodrama directed by Philip Moeller of the renowned Theater Guild. Although receiving plenty of warning, prim lady composer Constance Roberti (Hepburn) is still devastated when her new husband, Franz (Boyer), is spotted

Overview

Katharine Hepburn suffers nobly while her philandering conductor husband Charles Boyer dallies with the likes of Helene Millard in this overheated melodrama directed by Philip Moeller of the renowned Theater Guild. Although receiving plenty of warning, prim lady composer Constance Roberti (Hepburn) is still devastated when her new husband, Franz (Boyer), is spotted dining with glamorous Sylvia (Millard) and promptly leaves him. A dipsomaniac, Roberti finds solace in a bottle and is soon reduced to playing in a seedy dive. Constance finds him there and after playing "their song" on the honky-tonk, Roberti resolves to go straight and return to the world of classical music.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Francis Lederer reportedly walked out on Break of Hearts after a few days of filming, claiming that Katharine Hepburn was given "all the breaks in camera angles." There is some truth to the accusation: Hepburn does steal what there is to steal here but it was this kind of cinematic malarkey that finally prompted exasperated exhibitors to name her "box office poison." Break of Hearts, truth be told, is a decidedly dated museum piece with very little entertainment value.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2009
UPC:
0883316140222
Original Release:
1935
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
51,579

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Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Constance Dane
Charles Boyer Franz Robert
John Beal Johnny Lawrence
Jean Hersholt Prof. Thalma
Sam Hardy Marx
Inez Courtney Miss Wilson
Helene Millard Sylvia DeWitt
Ferdinand Gottschalk Pazzini
Susan Fleming Elise
Jean Howard Didi Lenox-Smith
Anne Grey Phyllis Cameron
Lee Kohlmar Schubert
Jason Robards Actor

Technical Credits
Phillip Moeller Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Victor Heerman Screenwriter
Sarah Y. Mason Screenwriter
Bernard Newman Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Max Steiner Score Composer
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter

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