Romance in the Dark

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Romance in the Dark
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Directed by H. C. Potter
Based onThe Yellow Nightingale by Hermann Bahr
Produced by Harlan Thompson
William LeBaron
Starring Gladys Swarthout
John Boles
John Barrymore
Claire Dodd
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by Archie Marshek
James Smith
Music by John Leipold
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 14, 1938 (1938-04-14)(United States)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Romance in the Dark is a 1938 American comedy musical film directed by H. C. Potter and starring Gladys Swarthout, John Boles, John Barrymore, and Claire Dodd. It is one of five films produced by Paramount in the 1930s featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on the popularity of Grace Moore, another opera singer, who had also expanded her talents into films. [1] It is based upon the play The Yellow Nightingale by Hermann Bahr.



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  1. TIME Magazine - Jan. 25, 1937