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Music for Madame(1937)

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RKO borrowed Romo Vincent from Paramount for this production, which was the first that Jesse Lasky made for the studio. According to Hollywood Reporter production charts, Frank M. Thomas and Fred Santley were cast members. Hollywood Reporter news items state that Timothy Ward, an "oldtime monologist," and Lionel Pape were also cast. The participation of these actors in the final film has not been confirmed. Several reviewers made note of Alan Mowbray's obvious caricature of well-known orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski in the picture. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, newsreel company March of Time selected this film as "most representative of the current pictures in production for use in a sequence titled 'Hollywood Influences the World.'" Modern sources state that the film lost $375,000 at the box office. According to modern sources, the cast included the following additional actors: Ben Hall (Bus passenger), Larry Steers, Harold Miller and Ralph Brooks (Guests), George Meeker (Orchestra leader), Stanley Blystone and Pat O'Malley (Policemen), Robert Homans (Desk sergeant), Harry Tenbrook (Electrician), James Donlan (Suspect with cold), Russ Powell ("Asleep in the Deep" singer), Sam Hayes (KAFF announcer), Jac George (Violinist), and Ralph Lewis, Mary Carr, Ben Hendricks and William Corson. In addition, modern sources complete the onscreen character list: Grant Mitchell (District Attorney Ernest Robinson), Lee Patrick (Nora Burns) and Alan Bruce (The groom [The director]).