- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 20, 2009
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Aspiring composer Constance Dane never imagined she would someday meet celebrated New York conductor Franz Roberti. Yet a love of music brings them together, and romantic love soon follows. So, too, do jealousies, human misunderstandings and artistic flareups that will test their devotion.
Break of Hearts is a triple-hankie romance to swoon by, swelling with music by Bach, Brahms and other immortals and featuring two box-office legends at their most luminous. Charles Boyer essays the man-of-the-world role of Franz. And Katharine Hepburn, the camera framing and adoring her as only classic Hollywood can, offers a much-acclaimed performance that captures Constance's freshness and fire.
Lots of heartache and heavy drinking in this melodrama about the tortured marriage of a young composer and her conductor husband. The great conductor is a hopeless philanderer and alcoholic, and the composer reluctantly leaves the marriage. But love conquers all, and the estranged partners find their way back into each other's arms. Pretty soupy, but Boyer and Hepburn lend class.
Lots of heartache and heavy drinking in this melodrama about the tortured marriage of a young composer and her conductor husband. Constance, trusting and unworldly, is deeply in love with the great conductor Fritz Roberti. Unfortunately, he's a hopeless philanderer and Constance is forced to walk out on the marriage. But the love doesn't die, and through a sea of tears and alcohol (he's also a drunk) the estranged partners find their way back into each other's arms.
- The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."