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Moonlight Sonata (1937)

 |  Romance, Drama  |  9 May 1938 (USA)
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In this romantic tale Paderewski, the famed pianist, and two other plane crash survivors are guests of a Swedish baroness. Interwoven throughout this gentle and charming story are exquisite... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Ignacy Jan Paderewski ...
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Marie Tempest ...
Baroness Lindenborg
Barbara Greene ...
Ingrid Hansen
Eric Portman ...
Mario de la Costa
W. Graham Brown ...
Dr. Kurt Broman
Queenie Leonard ...
Margit
Laurence Hanray ...
Mr. Bishop
Binkie Stuart ...
Eric and Ingrid's Child
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Bryan Powley ...
Nils
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In this romantic tale Paderewski, the famed pianist, and two other plane crash survivors are guests of a Swedish baroness. Interwoven throughout this gentle and charming story are exquisite piano solos performed superbly by the elderly pianist, Paderewski. Written by Lora64

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The aircraft on the "transcontinental flight", presumably from Stockholm to Paris, and which landed safely, rather than crashed, after a mechanical failure, is a British registered de Havilland 84 Dragon. Unfortunately one of the characters hides the registration markings. See more »

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Featured in The Art of Piano (1999) See more »

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Minuet in G
Composed by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Played by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Graceful and romantic with beautiful piano music
28 August 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is a wonderful movie for classical music lovers. I consider this film almost as a historical record of the famous pianist Ignace Paderewski's marvellous playing. There are several performances that take place during the story which will hold you spellbound.

Charles Farrell and Barbara Greene are the romantic leads and the tale revolves around the survivors of a plane crash who are guests of the aristocratic Baroness Lindenborg (Marie Tempest). There are conflicts and heartaches as it is expected in most love affairs but eventually they learn and overcome the serious challenges to their relationship.

An excellent film devoted to great music and tender romance.


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