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Ladies of the Jury (1932)

Home > Film: Ladies of the Jury > Theme: There's a Sob in My Heart > Variant: Radio > Instance: 0:45:27

Theme name: There's a Sob in My Heart
Variant name: Radio
Borrowed from: Transgression (1931)
Start time: 0:45:27
End time: 0:47:56
Total duration: 0:02:29
Page #: no score available
Measure #: no score available
Scene: no score available
Key: Ab - F - Ab - F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 108
Instrumentation: dance band

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Description: A man opens the window to the jury room and we immediately hear music from the radio across the street playing "There's a Sob in My Heart" (a tune by Steiner that was used in several other films, most notably as the main theme in Traveling Husbands in 1931); some of the jurors begin to dance along; the song ends mid-phrase when a woman closes the window
On-screen: Jurors deliberate
Analysis: This version of the song is most similar to the Ballroom Variant in Transgression (1931) but is extended and embellished, with several key changes

AABA structure | advance plot | conversing | dancing | juror | jury room | leading lady | radio | self-borrowing | sentimental | source music