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Give Us This Night (1936)

Approved | | Musical | 6 March 1936 (USA)
Antonio, a singing Neapolitan fisherman who loves opera, is in trouble after throwing some eggs at a bad tenor. Trying to elude the carabinieri he hides in church and finds himself singing ... See full summary »


Alexander Hall




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Kiepura ... Antonio Belizza
Gladys Swarthout ... Maria Severelli
Philip Merivale ... Marcello Bonelli
Benny Baker ... Tomasso
Alan Mowbray ... Forcellini
John Miltern John Miltern ... Vincenti
Michelette Burani Michelette Burani ... Francesca
Sidney Toler ... First Carabiniere
Charles Judels ... Second Carabiniere
William Collier Sr. ... Priest
Mattie Edwards Mattie Edwards ... Elena
Chloe Douglas Chloe Douglas ... Lucrezia
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Guido
Franklin Pangborn ... Forcellini's Secretary
Monte Carter Monte Carter ... Fisherman


Antonio, a singing Neapolitan fisherman who loves opera, is in trouble after throwing some eggs at a bad tenor. Trying to elude the carabinieri he hides in church and finds himself singing with Maria, a soprano in need of a tenor for a new opera. Written by BSK

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Release Date:

6 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noite Triunfal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sound engineers reported that Kiepura had the strongest voice, and greatest range of any singer that ever face the microphone. "His full voice is beyond the range of the most modern recording equipment and usually it is necessary for KIepura to use his 'mezzovoce' , of half voice when doing his screen songs" (Madeira Tribune, 4 December 1935) See more »


Lift up your voices
Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Gladys Swarthout and Jan Kiepura
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He Out Lanza's Mario Lanza
18 August 2002 | by JWriderSee all my reviews

I have just seen a video of this little known Paramount Musical and what a luscious treat it is for anyone who loves Great Singing.From the opening title to The End,Jan Kiepura,sings with a magnificent power and beauty that even when heard,is hard to believe.Except for a choral acapella acompanied rendition of Di Quella Pira from Il Trovatore by Verdi.The Music is furnished by Erich Wolgang Korngold and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.The song "Sweet Melody of Love" and "I Mean to Say I Love You" deserve to be better known.The Garden scene from the fictional Opera Romeo and Juliet by Korngold brings the film to a great close. The Story is simple. That of simple Fisherman with a God given voice of gold who meets and fall in love with lovely singer played another fine Opera Star,Gladys Swarthout.He loses her and finally comes to his senses and finds her again.Almost half of the film's running time is music and great music at that.I have searched for this film for years and I can truthfully say."It was worth the Search."

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