Under Your Spell (1936)


In this musical, a popular singer runs away from stardom to find some much needed R&R on a Mexican ranch. His manager is terribly upset and sends a pretty young woman to lure him back. However, the gal constantly natters away at the exhausted entertainer.

Director: Otto Preminger (as Otto Ludwig Preminger).
Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Wendy Barrie, Gregory Ratoff, Arthur Treacher, Gregory Gaye, Berton Churchill, Jed Prouty, Claudia Coleman, Charles Richman, Madge Bellamy.


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  1. October 29, 2019

    A charming, fast paced studio B film filled with music, humor & a stellar cast, marred only by a rather antiquated idea of spanking a woman to make her conform to being a better wife. Tibbett, in his last major film, is charming and warm as the everyman opera star (?), but Barrie & the rest of the cast push him hard through his paces. And
    Otto Preminger, in his first American work, mainstains an incredible pace for dialogue & action.

  2. Richard Lupoff
    December 14, 2019

    A real charmer. Tibbett is not only strong in his role, but brilliant in the one scene of opera included in the film. Of course the ending is very, very politically incorrect. but times have changed and this film was released in 1936. Otto Preminger directing musical comedy / romance? Who’d have guessed!

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