Story about four generations in a family of musicians.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Hausmann
Lucy Tarrant Hausmann
Eric Hausmann
Ruth Hall ...
Patricia Sedley
Albert Conti ...
Baron Franz von Hausmann
Dorothy Peterson ...
Baroness Irene von Hausmann
Maj. Tarrant
Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Tarrant
Tom Rountree
Judge B. T. Belden
Lucile Gleason ...
The Duchess
Jimmy Butler ...
Charles Hausmann, as a boy
Eddie Woods ...
Charles Hausmann
Oscar Apfel ...
Henry Burrows


Story about four generations in a family of musicians.

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Release Date:

22 January 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sinfonia do Amor  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A print of this film survives the Library of Congress. See more »


Music and Lyrics by Victor Schertzinger
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Thanks to the Library of Congress I was finally able to view this forgotten musicians story. Recommended!
1 April 2013 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

SPOILERS: Beloved is the story of four generations set in Vienna, South Carolina and New York City. John Boles stars as Austrian composer Carl Hausmann, whose musical career is very nearly cut short during the 1848 revolution. Carl is whisked off by his mother (Dorothy Peterson) to the American South, where he establishes a respectable reputation in the years just prior to the Civil War. Forced to relocate to New York with his new bride Lucy (Gloria Stuart), Carl languishes professionally for several years, then gives up composing to support his wife and child as a music teacher. Tragedy strikes once more during the Spanish American War, when the Hausmann's son is killed. Carl and Lucy invest all their love in their grandson Eric (Morgan Farley), a Gershwin type who grows up to become a jazz musician in the post-WWI era. As Eric grows richer and more successful, the Hausmanns continue to live in genteel poverty, with Carl all the while struggling to finish the symphony he began so many years before. After an unpleasant episode in which they are both accused of stealing the others music, our hero finally hears his symphony performed as he always imagined it. Contented at last, Carl peacefully passes on. THE END.

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