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An impresario's sister touring Europe discovers the talent of a popular Viennese singer and persuades him to sign an operatic contract in England, reluctant as he is to leave his homeland. Beautifully sung music in a well done British production, one of the few starring Austrian tenor Richard Tauber. Written by BSK

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11 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Canção da Saudade  »

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(Widmung) (uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Lyrics by Robert Schumann
Sung by Richard Tauber
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superb voice, shame about the story!
19 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The gloriously voiced Richard Tauber stars here in a rag to riches story where he moves from being a cafe singer for a few pennies to a future in opera. Leonora Corbett plays Frances, the girl who ensnares him (Tauber's real-life wife, Diana Napier, also appears as usual).

Naturally one of Tauber's best known songs, 'You Are My Heart's Delight' appears, and whatever you can say about his acting ability (snicker) and screen appeal (zero) he certainly had a beautiful voice and this song is one of the best to showcase it.

The film is otherwise pretty forgettable but would be surpassed the following year by fully fledged opera in his majestical 'Pag'.


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