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Overview

Song of Norway

This musical biography of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (Torval Maurstad) is based on the play of the same name. Living in poverty after graduating from a music conservatory, Grieg scandalizes his family by marrying his cousin Nina (Florence Henderson). Grieg has an affair with a former schoolmate, Therese Berg (Christina Schollin), a wealthy woman who makes a deal with her influential father to end the romance if he'll arrange a concert for Grieg in Stockholm. Grieg eventually travels to Rome, where his significance as an artist begins to find appreciation. His association with Therese is not really finished and Grieg's humble piano, a gift from the self-sacrificing Nina, is overshadowed by Therese's gift of a grand piano. Back to back with the subsequent and equally unsuccessful The Great Waltz (1972), the last two films of writer, producer, and director Andrew Stone ended his nearly 50 year career.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1998
UPC: 0013131052534
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toralv Maurstad Edvard Grieg
Florence Henderson Nina Grieg
Christina Schollin Therese Berg
Frank Porretta Rikard Nordraak
Robert Morley Berg
Harry Secombe Bjornsterne Bjornson
Edward G. Robinson Krogstad
Elizabeth Larner Mrs. Bjornson
Oscar Homolka Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger Henrik Ibsen
Bernard Archard George Nordraak
Richard Wordsworth Hans Christian Andersen
Henry Gilbert Franz Liszt
Susan Richard Chitty Aunt Aline
John Barrie Hagerup
Wenke Foss Mrs. Hagerup
Ronald Adam Gade
Aline Towne Mrs. Thoresen
Nan Munro Irate Woman
James Hayter Berg's Butler
Erik Chitty Helsted
Manoug Parikian Violinist
Richard Vernon 1st Councilman
Ernest Clark 2nd Councilman
Eli Lindtner Bjornson's Secretary
Tracey Crisp Receptionist
Jane Darling Actor
Eivind Harum Freddie
Elizabeth Lamers Mrs. Bjomson
Charles Lloyd Pack Chevalier
Susan Richards Aunt Aline
Robert Rietty Winding
Carl Rigg Capt. Hansen
Jeffrey Taylor Actor
Cyril Renison Rome Butler
Roy Jones Actor
Hermione Farthingale Actor
Jane Kells Dancer

Technical Credits
Virginia Stone Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Davis Boulton Cinematographer
George Forrest Score Composer
William Albert Havemeyer Art Director
Jack Kinney Animator
Milton Lazarus Screenwriter
London Symphony Orchestra Score Composer
Fiorella Mariani Costumes/Costume Designer
John O'Connor Asst. Director
Roland Shaw Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Lee Theodore Score Composer,Choreography
David Walker Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Wright Score Composer

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