Song of Love

Song of Love

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Song of Love

Song of Love is the MGM-ified version of the lives and loves of 19th century musicians Clara Wieck Schumann (Katharine Hepburn), Robert Schumann (Paul Henreid) and Johannes Brahms (Robert Walker, who the previous year had played another composer, Jerome Kern, in Til the Clouds Roll By). Clara gives up her thriving career as a concert pianist to devote herself to her struggling composer husband Robert. Unable to cope with disappointment and failure, Robert dies in an asylum, leaving poor Clara to cope with seven children and mounting debts. At this point, the eminently successful Brahms, who has loved Clara all along, proposes to her, but Clara insists upon going it alone, perpetuating her husband's memory on the concert stage. Also represented in this musical "through the years" pageant is Franz Liszt, played with remarkable understatement by Henry Daniell. Clearly designed to capitalize on the popularity of Columbia's Chopin biopic A Song to Remember, Song of Love is slow and poky at times, though it's fascinating to see Katharine Hepburn at the piano (reportedly, she learned to play enough classical music to get by in the close-up scenes, though her music is dubbed in medium and long shots).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2010
UPC: 0883316270660
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 29,171

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Clara Wieck Schumann
Paul Henreid Robert Schumann
Robert Walker Johannes Brahms
Henry Daniell Franz Liszt
Leo G. Carroll Prof. Wieck
Elsa Janssen Bertha
"Tinker" Furlong Felix
Ann Carter Marie
Janine Perreau Eugenie
Jimmy Hunt Ludwig
Anthony Sydes Ferdinand
Eilene Janssen Elise
Ludwig Stossel Haslinger
Tala Birell Princess Valerie Hohenfels
Kurt Katch Judge
Henry Stephenson King Albert
Konstantin Shayne Reinecke
Lela Bliss Mrs. Heller
Betty Blythe Lady with Opera Glasses
André Charlot Pompous Gent
Mary Forbes Actor
Byron Foulger Court Officer
Winifred Harris Women at Party
Clinton Sundberg Dr. Richarz
Josephine Whittell Lady in Box
Roman Bohnen Dr. Hoffman
Gigi Perreau Julie

Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director,Producer
Robert Ardrey Screenwriter
Irma Von Cube Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Laura Dubman Consultant/advisor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert J. Kern Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Hans Peters Art Director
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Silva Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Ivan Tors Screenwriter
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
Allen Vincent Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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