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Melody for Two

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Melody for Two
Directed byLouis King
Written byRichard Macaulay
George Bricker
Luci Ward
Joseph K. Watson
Hugh Cummings
Michael Jacoby
Produced byBryan Foy
StarringJames Melton
Patricia Ellis
Marie Wilson
CinematographyArthur L. Todd
Edited byJack Saper
Music byHeinz Roemheld
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
May 1, 1937
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

Melody for Two is a 1937 American musical film directed by Louis King and starring James Melton, Patricia Ellis and Marie Wilson.[1][2]

The film is notable for introducing the song "September in the Rain", which subsequently became a pop standard. The film's art direction was by Esdras Hartley.


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Critical response

Frank S. Nugent of The New York Times writes in his review: "Whipping itself into a fine orchestral frenzy, Melody for Two (at the Palace) posts tenor James Melton behind one swing band and alto Patricia Ellis behind another. As friendly enemies in the night clubs and over the airways they are prepared to fight it out, even if it takes all Summer. Mr. Melton has a pleasant voice for a few pleasant Warren and Dubin tunes and Miss Ellis and Wini Shaw handle their vocal stints easily. But nothing much ever happens—certainly nothing you can't afford to miss. Would it surprise you very much if we whispered that the rival bands and band leaders ultimately appear on twin stages for Delight cigarettes? We thought not. . . . The other half of the double bill is Café Metropole."[3]


  1. ^ "Melody for Two". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Pool 2008, p. 79.
  3. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (May 21, 1937). "THE SCREEN; At the Palace". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved September 14, 2016.


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