The Cat and the Fiddle

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The Cat and the Fiddle is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by William K. Howard based on the hit 1931 Broadway musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach, about a romance between a struggling composer and an American singer. read more
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The Cat and the Fiddle is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by William K. Howard based on the hit 1931 Broadway musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach, about a romance between a struggling composer and an American singer. The film stars Ramon Novarro and Jeanette MacDonald in her MGM debut. The final reel was filmed in the then newly perfected three-strip Technicolor process, previously used only in Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies cartoons.

Original Release

02/16/1934

US Release

02/16/1934

Cast

Ramon Novarro Victor / Victor Florescu
Jeanette MacDonald Shirley / Shirley Sheridan
Frank Morgan Daudet / Jules Daudet
Charles Butterworth Charles
Jean Hersholt Professor / Professor Bertier
Vivienne Segal Odette / Odette Brieux
Frank Conroy Theatre Owner
Henry Armetta Taxi Driver
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Concierge
Herman Bing Fireman's Band Leader
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William K. Howard, Sam Wood

Writers

Anita Loos, Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Otto A. Harbach, Jerome Kern, Eve Greene, James Kevin McGuinness, Zelda Sears

Cast

Ramon Novarro Victor / Victor Florescu
Jeanette MacDonald Shirley / Shirley Sheridan
Frank Morgan Daudet / Jules Daudet
Charles Butterworth Charles
Jean Hersholt Professor / Professor Bertier
Vivienne Segal Odette / Odette Brieux
Frank Conroy Theatre Owner
Henry Armetta Taxi Driver
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Concierge
Herman Bing Fireman's Band Leader
Sterling Holloway Flower Messenger
Leo White Prompter
Joseph Cawthorn Rudy
Yola d'Avril Maid in House
Frank Adams Musician
Polly Bailey Ballet Mistress
Reginald Barlow King's Aide in Show
Eugene Borden Bit Part
Charles Crockett Rudy's Secretary
Max Davidson Dried Up Old Man

Producers

Editors

Frank E. Hull

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