I Dream Too Much
|I Dream Too Much|
|Directed by||John Cromwell|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Written by||Elsie Finn (story)
David G. Wittels (story)
Edmund H. North
|Music by||Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields and Max Steiner (incidental)|
|Edited by||William Morgan|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||97 minutes|
I Dream Too Much is a 1935 romantic comedy film directed by John Cromwell. It stars Henry Fonda, Lily Pons, and Lucille Ball in one of her earliest roles. It has been described as a "somewhat wispy operetta." Songs are by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording (Carl Dreher).
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Annette Monard Street (played by Pons) is an aspiring singer, who falls in love with and marries Jonathan Street (played by Fonda), a struggling young composer.
Jonathan pushes her into a singing career, and she soon becomes a star. Meanwhile, Jonathan is unable to sell his music, and he finds himself jealous of his wife's success.
Concerned about their relationship, Annette uses her influence to get Jonathan's work turned into a musical comedy. Once she achieves this, she then retires from public life in order to raise a family.
- Lily Pons as Annette Monard Street
- Henry Fonda as Jonathan 'Johnny' Street
- Eric Blore as Roger Briggs
- Osgood Perkins as Paul Darcy
- Lucien Littlefield as Hubert Dilley, Tourist
- Lucille Ball as Gwendolyn Dilley, Tourist
- Mischa Auer as Darcy's Pianist
- Paul Porcasi as Uncle Tito
- Scotty Beckett as Boy on Merry-Go-Round
The film recorded a loss of $350,000.
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- "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-07.