I Dream Too Much

I Dream Too Much (1935)

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  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1935-11-29
  • User Rating: 4.6/10 from 11 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Cromwell
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From 11 Ratings


Opera student Annette Monard meets composer Jonathan Street, and in a buoyant, alcohol-fueled evening, the couple marries. Sincerely falling in love, Jonathan encourages the talented Annette to sing — yet when his own attempt at an opera fails, Jonathan lashes out at Annette's success. Despite her husband's jealousy, Annette embarks on a successful career that allows her to secretly fund Jonathan's opera, bringing their marriage to a crisis.

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  • Lily Pons

    as Annette Monard
  • Henry Fonda

    as Johnny Street
  • Eric Blore

    as Roger Briggs
  • Osgood Perkins

    as Paul Darcy
  • Lucien Littlefield

    as Hubert Dilley
  • Lucille Ball

    as Gwendolyn Dilley
  • Mischa Auer

    as Darcy's Pianist
  • Paul Porcasi

    as Uncle Tito
  • Scotty Beckett

    as Boy on Carousel
  • Billy Gilbert

    as Cook at Cafe (uncredited)
  • Ferdinand Gottschalk

    as Snobbish Critic (uncredited)
  • Clarence Wilson

    as The Lawyer (uncredited)
  • Richard Carle

    as Snobbish Critic (uncredited)
  • Gino Corrado

    as Waiter in Cafe (uncredited)
  • Oscar Apfel

    as Cafe Owner (uncredited)
  • Elise Cavanna

    as Darcy's Secretary (uncredited)
  • James Conaty

    as Audience Extra (uncredited)
  • Esther Dale

    as Mrs. Dilley (uncredited)
  • Kirby Grant

    as Violinist (uncredited)
  • Al Haskell

    as Wagon Driver (uncredited)
  • Paul Irving

    as Flat Tuba Player (uncredited)
  • DeWitt Jennings

    as Man Yelling for Food (uncredited)
  • Maxine Jennings

    as Sixth Girl in 'I Dream Too Much' Number (uncredited)
  • Ferdinand Munier

    as Carousel Owner (uncredited)
  • Wedgwood Nowell

    as Guest at Party (uncredited)
  • Russ Powell

    as Carousel Operator (uncredited)
  • June Story

    as Girl in 'I Dream Too Much' Number (uncredited)
Directing John Cromwell Director
Writing Edmund H. North Screenplay
Writing James Gow Screenplay
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Camera David Abel Director of Photography
Production Pandro S. Berman Producer
Editing William Morgan Editor
Art Van Nest Polglase Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Bernard Newman Costume Design
Directing Dewey Starkey Assistant Director
Crew Hermes Pan Choreographer
Writing Elsie Finn Story
Writing David G. Wittels Story
Art Charles M. Kirk Assistant Art Director
Sound Philip Faulkner Jr. Sound
Sound Hugh McDowell Jr. Sound
Sound James G. Stewart Sound
Sound Carl Dreher Sound Director
Crew Vernon L. Walker Special Effects