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Interrupted Melody
     

Interrupted Melody

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Director: Curtis Bernhardt, Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore

Cast: Curtis Bernhardt, Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore

 

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Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. Eleanor Parker plays Ms. Farrell, while her vocal renditions, ranging from selections from Madame Butterfly to MGM's own Over the Rainbow, were dubbed by Eileen Farrell, who would be with the Met from 1960-1966. The story traces

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Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. Eleanor Parker plays Ms. Farrell, while her vocal renditions, ranging from selections from Madame Butterfly to MGM's own Over the Rainbow, were dubbed by Eileen Farrell, who would be with the Met from 1960-1966. The story traces Marjorie's long, hard road to the top, her success on two continents, and her turbulent marriage to American doctor Thomas King. While touring South America, Lawrence is stricken with polio, which not only abruptly ends her career but briefly robs her of the will to live. The rest of the film is devoted to Ms. Lawrence's emergence from depression and her triumphant comeback. William Ludwig and Sonya Levien shared an Academy Award for their cinemadaptation of Marjorie Lawrence's autobiography.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316140246
Original Release:
1955
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
19,274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Ford Dr. Thomas King
Eleanor Parker Marjorie Lawrence
Roger Moore Cyril Lawrence
Cecil Kellaway Bill Lawrence
Peter Leeds Dr. Ed Ryson
Evelyn Ellis Clara
Walter S. Baldwin Jim Owens
Ann Codee Madame Gilly
Leopold Sachse Himself
Stephen Bekassy Comte Claude des Vigneux
André Charlot M. Bertrand
Sandy Descher Suzie
Alex Frazer Adjudicator
Doris Merrick Nurse
Jack Raine Mr. Norson
Penny Santon Gilly Secretary
Claude Stroud Tenor
Frieda Stoll Accompanist
Eileen Farrell Vocal student
Fiona Hale Eileen Lawrence
Charles R. Keane Ted Lawrence
Doris Lloyd Volunteer Worker
Paul McGuire Metropolitan Cashier
Stuart Whitman Man on Beach
Dick Simmons Actor

Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Saul Chaplin Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Cummings Producer
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Du Cloux Musical Direction/Supervision
John D. Dunning Editor
Harold Gelman Musical Direction/Supervision
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Marjorie Lawrence Screenwriter
Sonya Levien Screenwriter
William Ludwig Screenwriter
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Vladimir Rosing Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Paul Vogel Cinematographer

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Interrupted Melody 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
metfan More than 1 year ago
In 1955,MGM released three powerful and popular musical biopics about legendary female singers:"I'll Cry Tomorrow",the gut-wrenching story of Lillian Roth,starring a brillaint Susan Hayward;"Love Me Or Leave Me", a vivid portrait of Ruth Etting,starring Doris Day in her best performance;and this classic."Interrupted Melody" is the memorable and uplifting true story of Austrailian opera star Marjorie Lawrence,who overcame a poor farm childhood and later triumphed over polio that nearly destroyed her.William Ludwig and Sonya Levien's beautifuuly written script is brilliantly brought to life by director Curtis Bernhardt.The musical numbers are outstanding,and the soundtrack is gorgeous,with favorite arias and popular songs all magnificently performed by Eileen Farrell(who dubbed Parker).MGM's usual big-budget Technicolor production helps big-time.And then there is the brilliant cast.Glenn Ford is in top form as Lawrence's loving doctor husband,and Eleanor Parker is simply magnificent in her most memorable role.The supporting cast is excellent,including Cecil Kellaway and a young Roger Moore.This is biography at its best!Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago