Metropolitan (1935 film)

Directed by Richard Boleslawski
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Bess Meredyth
George Marion, Jr.
Starring Lawrence Tibbett
Virginia Bruce
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
George Schneiderman
Edited by Barbara McLean
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • November 8, 1935 (1935-11-08)
Running time
74 mins.
Country United States
Language English

Metropolitan is a 1935 back-stage drama film interlaced with songs and musical segments from opera.

Directed by Ryszard Bolesławski (credited as Richard Boleslawski), it featured the famous baritone Lawrence Tibbett (in his penultimate movie role), with Virginia Bruce as his leading lady. Tibbett was America's leading baritone and a major star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, where he sang more than 600 times.

Metropolitan was the first production for the 20th Century Fox film studio, which had been newly formed from the merger of Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film Corporation.


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