Forget Me Not (1936): Zoltan Korda’s Musical Drama, Starring Beniamino Gigli

Zoltan Korda directed Forget Me Not, a British musical drama, starring Beniamino Gigli, Joan Gardner and Ivan Brandt.

It was a remake of a 1935 German film of the same title.

While travelling with her employer on an ocean liner, a secretary Helen Carleton meets and falls in love with a crew member. However, on arriving in New York his catty ex-girlfriend convinces her that he doesn’t really love her. On the rebound she meets Italian opera singer Enzo Curti and accepts his offer of marriage.

A year later she arrives with Enzo and his young son in London as part of a world tour and meets her former lover who appeals to her to go off with him.

The film was not generally well received by critics, although they praised Gigli’s singing.

Cast
Beniamino Gigli as Enzo Curti
Joan Gardner as Helen Carleton
Ivan Brandt as Hugh Anderson
Jeanne Stuart as Olga Desmond
Richard Gofe as Benvenuto Curti
Hugh Wakefield as Mr. Jackson
Charles Carson as George Arnold
Allan Jeayes as London theatre manager
Hay Petrie as New York theatre manager

Credits:

Directed by Zoltan Korda
Produced by Alberto Giacalone, Alexander Korda
Written by Hugh Gray, Ernst Marischka, Arthur Wimperis
Music by Mischa Spoliansky, Muir Mathieson
Cinematography: Hans Schneeberger
Edited by Henry Cornelius
Production company
London Film Productions
Distributed by United Artists (released as “Forever Yours”)
Release date: December 21, 1936
Running time: 73 minutes

Note:

TCM showed the movie on June 5, 2020.