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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1937 film When You're in Love. (The film was retitled For You Alone in England). This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of a chorus dancer. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Kdy vy jste v lsce (Czechoslovakia); Serenade (Denmark); For You Alone (England); Rakastuessa (Finland); Le coeur en fête (France); Amanti di domani (Italy); Preludio de amor (Spain); and Nr man r kr (Sweden).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2007.

When You're in Love
released February 27, 1937

anonymous. "Interludio." Cinema Illustrazione, December 23, 1936. (Italy)
--- article

Soanes, Wood. "Curtain Calls." Oakland Tribune, December 31, 1936. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is certainly starting her come-back from the lowest rung of the ladder. She is one of a hundred dancers in the ballet chorus of Grace Moore's When You're in Love emerging from Columbia. In 1929 she was featured in The Canary Murder Case " - mention in column in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "News of the Screen." New York Times, December 31, 1936. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, star of the silent screen, is making her screen comeback as a member of the ballet in Grace Moore's forthcoming Columbia production, When You're in Love." - mention in article in New York City newspaper

author unknown. Motion Picture Studio Insider, January, 1937. (United States)
--- pages 7 and page 26

anonymous. "What's What in Movieland." Toronto Star, January 7, 1937. (Canada) *
--- mention of Brooks' appearance as a member of the chorus in instance of syndicated article in Toronto, Canada newspaper

Grandville, Grace. "When You're in Love." Atlanta Constitution, January 31, 1937. (United States)
--- "Grace Moore Offers You Advice on the Situation" - article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "When You're in Love. Columbia." Leading Motion Pictures, February 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "The entire picture has an intrinsic spontaneity for which credit must be given to the writer-direcvtor as well as to the excellent work of the players." - publication of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America

anonymous. "Moore's You're in Love Swell; Star at Her Best." Hollywood Reporter, February 13, 1937. (United States) *
--- "With a more substantial story than the last two Grace Moore vehicles, When Youre in Love is a signal triumph for the foremost diva of the screen, for Cary Grant who should soar to stardom as result of his performance in this, and for Robert Riskin, here notably handling his first directorial assignment." - review in trade journal

author unknown. Variety, February 13, 1937. (United States)
--- trade journal review; " . . . should make a substantial money maker."

The Boulevardier. "Reviews of New Films." Atlanta Constitution, February 14, 1937. (United States)
--- "Recommended." - review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

author unknown. Motion Picture Daily, February 15, 1937. (United States)
--- "Should have no difficulty winning wide audience approval."

Schwartzkopf. Motion Picture, February ??, 1937. (United States)
--- "Be sure to see it. Sparkling comedy, sprightly situations make it ideal entertainment for everyone. Grace Moore's best picture to date."

Townsend. Modern Screen, February ??, 1937. (United States)
--- "Grace Moore's in one of the season's swellest comedies. Her Minnie the Moocher a new high in low-down."

anonymous. "Reviews of the New Films." Film Daily, February 18, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . destined to be a real money maker."

Creelman, Eileen. "Picture, Plays and Players." New York Sun, February 18, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Reel Reviews." Brooklyn Citizen, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

author unknown. Ohio State Journal, February 19, 1937. (United States)
--- article in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Barnes, Howard. "On the Screen." New York Herald Tribune, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . a bright and amusing entertainment." - New York City newspaper

Boehnel, William. "Films." New York World-Telegram, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Cameron, Kate. "Grace Moore's New Film Signal Success." New York Daily News, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . thoroughly enjoyable entertainment." - New York City newspaper

Creelman, Eileen. "The New Talkies." New York Sun, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . one of the season's bright spots. . . . Miss Moore has done better acting. She has never looked more lovely." - review in New York City newspaper

Garland, Robert. "Grace Moore Mingles High-de-Ho with Opera in Blithesome Movie." New York American, February 19, 1937. (United States)
--- "When You're in Love is the high-point of Grace Moore's career." - review in New York City newspaper

Kienzie, George. "When You're in Love Is Big Palace Success." Columbus Dispatch, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Maloney, Russell. New York World-Telegram, February 19, 1937. (United States)
--- "A glib and amusing discussion of things romantio and musical, it is one of the best films Miss Moore has had - a literate, tonic, diverting entertainment that may be, attended by all in search of witty comedy and lilting melody." - New York City newspaper

M'Combs, R. L. F. "Opera Singer Sean and Heard In Romantic, Unlikely Comedy." Columbus Citizen, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Nugent, Frank S. "When You're in Love Opens at Music Hall." New York Times, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- "As a postscript we might add that the picture could have stood a few more comic touches, that it takes a long time getting started, and . . . ." - review in New York City newspaper

Pelswick, Rose. "Grace Moore Heightens Gaiety With Her Minnie-the-Moocher." New York Evening Journal, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Winsten, Archer. "When You're in Love at the Music Hall." New York Post, February 19, 1937. (United States) *
--- "The picture charms, touches and amuses you." - New York City newspaper

author unknown. Atlanta Constitution, February ??, 1937. (United States)
--- "Clicked with opening day's audiences . . . grand entertainment." - review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Pooler, James S. Detroit Free Press, February ??, 1937. (United States)
--- "Her best picture . . . one of the best musical romances out of Hollywood." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Weitschat, Al. Detroit News, February ??, 1937. (United States)
--- "Delightful concoction of mirth and music . . . gems of entertainment." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Song 'n' Love." Akron Beacon Journal, February 20, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Akron, Ohio newspaper

McCarthy, Gus. "Showmen's Reviews." Motion Picture Herald, February 20, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in trade journal

L., M. F. "Grace Moore at Her Best." Wall Street Journal, February 20, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Mishkin, Leo. "Screen Presents." Morning Telegraph, February 20, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

author unknown. "Atlanta Enthusiastic in Praise Of Latest Grace Moore Picture." Atlanta Constitution, February 21, 1937. (United States)
--- "Atlanta theatergoers have now added their indorsement to the verdict of the critics, that When You're in Love, new Grace Moore picture now showing at the Rialto theater, is far and away the finest thing Miss Moore has yet achieved for the screen." - article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Grace Moore at the Rio." Helena Independent, February 21, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Helena, Montana newspaper

anonymous. "Se Estrena Preludio De Amor." Prensa, February 21, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Spanish-language Texas newspaper

Mulcahy, Charles J. "Grace Moore Startles Fans With Minnie the Moocher." Youngstown Vindicator, February 21, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Youngstown, Ohio newspaper

C., D. W. "Star System Salvages Three Pictures of Doubtful Worth." San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . this newest offering of Miss Moore is probably her most pleasant." - San Francisco, California newspaper

author unknown. Hollywood Spectator, February 24, 1937. (United States)
--- referring to Grace Moore - "It is unquestionably her best to-date and never has she appeared to better photographic advantage."

Land. "When You're in Love." Variety, February 24, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . . should do nice biz. It represents skillful manipulation of star, cast and music values."

anonymous. "Music Hall Holds Bill." Wall Street Journal, February 26, 1937. (United States) *
--- brief article in New York City newspaper

Cinemaid. "Grace Moore Humor, Songs Enliven New Musical." San Francisco Call-Bulletin, February 26, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Robert Riskin has equipped Miss Moore and Mr. Grant with a very amusing screen play and he has directed it to make the most of the humorous aspects of a marriage of convenience." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Douglas, Don. "Grace Moore Lets Herself Go, and Sings 'Minnie the Moocher'." San Francisco News, February 26, 1937. (United
States) *
--- San Francisco, California newspaper

Hanifin, Ada. "Grace Moore and Cary Grant Applauded in New Comedy at Orpheum." San Francisco Examiner, February 26, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Robert Riskin, figuratively, has Grace Moore jumping through hoops. Confronted with a Metropolitan Opera star, for his first experience with the megaphone, Riskin obviously made the best of it, and 'called it a day'." - San Francisco, California newspaper

H., J. "La Moore Lilts and Loves In Her Newest Song Film." San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 1937. (United States) *
--- "It's an amusing bauble . . . ." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "When You're in Love." Billboard, February 27, 1937. (United States)
--- capsule review

author unknown. Boxoffice, February 27, 1937. (United States)
--- --- trade journal review; "This is grand entertainment from every possible angle. It will delight any audience and is a cinch to make a bid for box office records."

author unknown. Hollywood Spectator, February 27, 1937. (United States)
--- "It is by long odds the best picture in which Grace Moore has appeared and will rank in popularity with her first, One Night of Love, which owed a great deal of its success to the fact of its being the initial offering of a grand opera singer as a screen star."

anonymous. "Torch-Song Diva." Literary Digest, February 27, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Riskin, recalling shrewdly that scenarios were at their level best when minor characters were shuffled around in such a way as to sharpen the importance of majors in the cast, brings the same formula into his direction, and with like triumphant results for the cinema."

anonymous. New Yorker, February 27, 1937. (United States) *
--- "[ It ] lurches off to a pleasantly inane start and continues at a good clip thereafter."

anonymous. Newsweek, February 27, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Grace Moore's new vehicle lurches off to a pleasantly inane start and continues at a good clip thereafter."

author unknown. Weekly Guide, February 27, 1937. (United States)
--- "A highly entertaining picture."

Harrison, P. S. "When You're in Love with Grace Moore and Cary Grant." Harrison's Reports, February 27, 1937. (United States) *
--- short review in trade publication; "This is only fair entertainment; it may prove disappointing to Miss Moore's followers."

Maloney, Russell. "The Current Cinema." New Yorker, February 27, 1937. (United States) *
--- short review

author unknown. "Grace Moore Now in Second Week In When You're in Love at Rialto." Atlanta Constitution, February 28, 1937. (United States)
--- "When You're in Love, is now in its second week at the Rialto theater, with strong indication that it will take several weeks to accommodate all the Atlantans who want to see this vasty entertaining . . . ." - article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Nugent, Frank S. "There's Always a Topic." New York Times, February 28, 1937. (United States) *
--- Robert Riskin's screenplay is discussed in this article; New York City newspaper

author unknown. Cue, February 29, 1937. (United States)
--- "[ It ] is, in general, pleasant entertainment In the traditional pseudo-operatic style which has come to be associated with the screen vehicles of this singer-comedienne."

Patterson, Russell. "Grace Moore Heads Hit List in New Song-Filled Triumph, When You're in Love." Picture-Play, March, 1937. (United States) *
--- " . . . one of the most scintillating, side-splitting romances I've ever laughed through."

anonymous. "Cinema." Time, March 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- "The ingenuity with which Hollywood scenarists arrange opportunities for the heroines of musical comedies to perform their function of singing is matched only by the lack of ingenuity with which they observe the tradition that all musical comedy heroines must be singer's by tradition."

Marsh, W. Ward. "Grace Moore at Her Best in Washout Film." Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

author unknown. Philadelphia Exhibitor, March 1, 1937. (United States)
--- page 32

anonymous. "Cinema." Time, March 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- review

anonymous. "Grace Moore Film Heads New Bill." Los Angeles Times, March 3, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

author unknown. National Legion of Decency, March 4, 1937. (United States)

C., C. "Singing Star Thrills Fans In New Film." Hollywood Citizen-News, March 4, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Parsons, Louella O. "Grace Moore's Moocher Song Proves Surprise." Los Angeles Examiner, March 4, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Schallert, Edwin. "Grace Moore Film Clever Offering." Los Angeles Times, March 4, 1937. (United States) *
--- "However, the qualities of the film are quite Riskinish. There's no mistaking that." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Roelof, Gerrit. "Two on the Aisle." Daily Bruin, March 5, 1937. (United States) *
--- write-up in film column in UCLA student newspaper

anonymous. "New Theater Opens Today." Daily Oklahoman, March 5, 1937. (United States) *
--- related article in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Grace Moore at Loews Houses." Boston Post, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Boston, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Loew's Theater Has Grace Moore In Hit Feature." Hartford Courant, March 6, 1937. (United States)
--- "Don't look now, but Loew's Theater appears to be starting another one of those record-breaking picture engagements with When You're in Love. Grace Moore's splendid new starring vehicle, which opened there on Friday morning. . . . " --- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

S., W. F. "Grace Moore Magnificent in Loew's Film." Hartford Daily Times, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "New Musical Film Triumph for Grace Moore." Indiana Evening Gazette, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Indiana, Pennsylvania newspaper

author unknown. Boston Transcript, March 6, 1937. (United States)
--- page 4

DAR. Fox West Coast Bulletin, March 6, 1937. (United States)
--- "Grace Moore at her best, delightful music, good dialogue, and an amusing story." - author is Daughters of the American Revolution

Harris, Mary. "A Grace Moore Hit is on View at the Earle." Washington Post, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Grace Moore gallantly sets out to prove she can suit every musical taste in her latest picture." - Washington D.C. newspaper

Jennings, Mabelle. "Grace Moore Film Proves Geniunely Funny Jamboree." Washington Herald, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Washington, D.C. newspaper

Kelley, Andrew. "Grace Moore at Earle." Washington Times, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Washington, D.C. newspaper

Phillips Jr., Robert B. "Grace Moore Entertaining In Familiar Episodes." Washington Evening Star, March 6, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Washington, D.C. newspaper

Wagner, Rob. Rob Wagner's Script, March 6, 1937. (United States)
--- "Here is the perfect combination - the director who writes his own script and delivers perfectly. . . Yes, Im raving, not only because Im 'a little boy who likes motion pictures,' as Fulton Oursler says, but because Im a priest of beauty; and this picture thrilled me."

author unknown. Scholastic, March 6, 1937. (United States)
--- "The picture is a worthy successor to the long line of Grace Moore triumphs. Her rendition of Minnie the Moocher is along worth the price of admission."

anonymous. "Singing Star Again Caught In Love Net." Hartford Courant, March 7, 1937. (United States)
--- review in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

author unknown. "Grace Moore is Now in Third Week Of When You're in Love at Rialto." Atlanta Constitution, March 7, 1937. (United States)
--- "When You're in Love newest and, according to a majority of those who have seen it, best picture made by Grace Moore, is now in its third week at the Rialto Cheater, with the demand for seats showing no signs of easing." - article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "The New Films." Christian Century, March 10, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Fairly pleasing musical romance."

anonymous. "Monitor Movie Guide." Christian Science Monitor, March 13, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review; " . . . ranks close to One Night of Love . . . . Top honors go to Cary Grant for an excellent comedy performance."

anonymous. "El Triunfo Logrado Por Grace Moore." Prensa, March 14, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Spanish-language Texas newspaper

Wales, Clarke. "When You're in Love." Sacramento Union, March 14, 1937. (United States) *
--- reviewed in the Screen & Radio Weekly section; "Grace Moore and Cary Grant in a lively musical film." - Sacramento, California newspaper

author unknown. Motion Pictures & Family, March 15, 1937. (United States)
--- article

anonymous. "Theater." Mansfield News Journal, March 20, 1937. (United States) *
--- article in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Theater." Mansfield News Journal, March 22, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Opening Sunday at Liberty." Times Recorder, March 31, 1937. (United States) *
--- short article in in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

"Marriage for Convenience." Picture-Play, April, 1937. (United States) *
--- two page photo-spread with brief text

West Coast Preview Committee. "When You're in Love (Columbia)." Selected Motion Pictures, April 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Delightful entertainment for the entire family." - publication of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America

Pelswick, Rose. "Famous Writer, Europe Bound, Bares Woes in Making Film." New York Journal, April 1, 1937. (United States)
--- article about director Robert Riskin

anonymous. "When You're in Love - Columbia." Photoplay, April, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review

Kern, Betty. "Grace Moore Humor Proves Not So Funny." Dayton Journal, April ?, 1937. (United States) *
--- review in Dayton, Ohio newspaper

Previewer, The. "Grace Moore Wins Throngs with Minnie the Moocher." Oakland Post-Enquirer, April 9, 1937. (United States) *
--- "In addition to her singing, the lovely lady turns in a good job of acting . . . . " - Oakland, California newspaper

Soanes, Wood. "Grace Moore's Role Pleases in Roxie Film." Oakland Tribune, April 9, 1937. (United States) *
--- long review; Oakland, California newspaper

Creelman, Eileen. "Picture Plays and Players." New York Sun, April 22, 1937. (United States)
--- Riskin is quoted

anonymous. "Tip-Offs on the Talkies." Motion Picture, May, 1937. (United States) *
--- capsule review; rated good

Lusk, Norbert. "Thumbnail Reviews." Picture-Play, May, 1937. (United States) *
--- "Devotees of Grace Moore say this is her best picture since One Night of Love."

anonymous. "The National Film Library." London Times, May 18, 1937. (England) *
--- mentions that a print of the film (as One Night of Love) has been acquired by the National Film Library - mention in article in London, England newspaper

anonymous. "Varsity Holds over When You're in Love." Dallas Morning News, June 1, 1937. (United States) *
--- brief article in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Storia di un quadro impressionista." Cinema, July 25, 1937. (Italy)
--- satire of Grace Moore

H., R. "For You Alone." Manchester Guardian, August 21, 1937. (England) *
--- review in Manchester newspaper

M., H. "Films of the Week." Observer, August 22, 1937. (England) *
--- review in London newspaper

Greene, Graham. Night and Day, September 2, 1937. (England) *
--- brief review by the well known novelist [ reprinted in Garbo and the Night Watchmen (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971) and Pleasure Dome: The Collected Film Criticism, 1935-1940 (London: Secker and Warburg, 1972) ]

M., A. E.. "The Story of Yesterday." Irish Times, September 21, 1937. (Ireland) *
--- write-up in article in Dublin, newspaper

M., A. E.. "Charlie Caplin's Future." Irish Times, September 28, 1937. (Ireland) *
--- brief write-up in article in Dublin, newspaper

M., A. E.. "Colossal, Super - Too Much." Irish Times, October 5, 1937. (Ireland) *
--- brief write-up in article in Dublin, newspaper

Riskin, Robert. "Le mie esperienze di regista." Cinema, October 10, 1937. (Italy)
--- the director on the film; in the same issue the Fascist censorship positively judges the movie

anonymous. "Films Of Merit And Interest." London Times, October 22, 1937. (England) *
--- mention in article in London, England newspaper

Riskin, Robert. "Riskin diventa regista." Cinema Illustrazione, October 27, 1937. (Italy)
same as above entry

anonymous. "Amanti di domani." Bianco e Nero, January 31, 1938. (Italy) *
--- two-plus page article

Deschner, Donald. The Films of Cary Grant. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1973. *
--- includes a three-page illustrated section on the film

Brennan, Sandra. "When You're in Love." All Movie Guide, circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; " . . . this tuneful, romantic drama"

Morandini, Morando. Dizionario dei film. Bologna, Italy: Zanichelli, 2000. *
--- includes a brief entry on the film - "Penultimo film di L. Brooks."

anonymous. "When You're in Love." TV Guide Online, circa 2001. (United States) *
--- brief review on entertainment website; "When You're in Love is a charming little musical, full of bright, witty moments and enjoyable numbers, sparked by the chemistry between Moore and Grant."


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