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Rhapsody
     

Rhapsody

Director: Charles Vidor

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson

 

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Rhapsody is high-gloss soap opera in the grand MGM manner. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Louise Durant, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of millionaire Nicholas Durant (Louis Calhern). Accustomed to getting whatever she wants, Louise sets her sights on violin student Paul Bronte (Vittorio Gassman). Before long, however, she tires of Paul's all-consuming devotion

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Rhapsody is high-gloss soap opera in the grand MGM manner. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Louise Durant, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of millionaire Nicholas Durant (Louis Calhern). Accustomed to getting whatever she wants, Louise sets her sights on violin student Paul Bronte (Vittorio Gassman). Before long, however, she tires of Paul's all-consuming devotion to his music. Pianist James Guest (John Ericson) is the next moth drawn to Louise's flame. He is willing to put his career on the back burner for her sake -- and becomes an irresponsible drunk in the process. Anxious to win back Paul, who is now a famed concert violinist, Louise tries to rehabilitate James so he will be able to resume his concert activities -- thereby allowing Louise free rein to chase after Paul. Someone's going to have to eat humble pie before all this is over, and that someone has black hair and violet eyes. Rhapsody was adapted from Maurice Guest, a novel by Henry Handel Richardson.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/2009
UPC:
0883316198285
Original Release:
1954
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
13,582

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Louise Durant
Vittorio Gassman Paul Bronte
John Ericson James Guest
Louis Calhern Nicholas Durant
Michael Chekhov Prof. Schuman
Barbara Bates Effie Cahill
Richard Hageman Bruno Furst
Richard Lupino Otto Kraft
Celia Lovsky Frau Sigerlist
Stuart Whitman Dove
Madge Blake Mrs. Cahill
Jacqueline Duval Yvonne
Norma Nevens Student Pianist
Jack Raine Edmund Streller

Technical Credits
Charles Vidor Director
Peter Ballbusch Special Effects
John D. Dunning Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Augustus Goetz Screenwriter
Ruth Goetz Screenwriter
Johnny Green Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Groesse Art Director
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Fay Kanin Screenwriter
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Lawrence Weingarten Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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