This Day in Ann Dvorak History: “Sweet Music” Begins

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 284

On October 11, 1935, Ann Dvorak reported to Warner Bros. to begin Sweet Music, a musical comedy starring Rudy Vallee and directed by Alfred Green. Even though Ann had started her film career as a chorus dancer at MGM, by 1935 she had developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress. Ann wanted to return to her roots, so to speak, and lobbied hard for the role in Sweet Music. She finally convinced Green and Warners that she was up to the task and was given the role.

I personally don’t think Sweet Music has held up as well as some of the other 1930s Warner musicals, but at the very least, it’s one of Ann’s bigger budget Burbank flicks.


  1. Scott October 11, 2013

    I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s too, too bad that Ann was away on her extended honeymoon when “42nd Street”, “Gold Diggers Of 1933” and “Footlight Parade” were made at Warners, as it would have been really interesting to see her in the Ruby Keeler parts in those films.

    Do you know if she evinced any interest in appearing in “Gold Diggers Of 1935”? Or if the studio had any interest for her in it? It would have seemed like a good match for her talents.

    How about Ann singing “Lullaby Of Broadway”?

  2. admin October 11, 2013

    Gold Diggers of 1935 never came up in the press or in the Warner Bros papers so I am not sure if it was something Ann was aware of when the casting was taking place.

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