7.0/10
43
5 user 2 critic

The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Approved | | Biography, Music, Musical | 29 December 1939 (USA)
Reviews
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The War Lover (1962)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story deals with the college rivalry of a piccolo player and an All-American halfback on the football team who both love the same co-ed. After graduation they carry their their feud and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Lanny Ross
Skylark (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband, Lord Albert Esketh, who is there to purchase some of the Maharajah's horses. She's ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent
Biography | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director: George Nichols Jr.
Stars: Richard Dix, Gail Patrick, Edward Ellis
First Love (1939)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.

Directors: Jack Conway, Leslie Fenton
Stars: Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Schildkraut
Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda
Certificate: Passed Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William
Our Town (1940)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
John Ramsey
...
Louise Hall
...
...
Dr. Richard Moore
...
Marie Clark
...
Peggy
...
Barney Harris
John Garrick ...
Warner Bryant
...
Albert Martin
...
Michael Brown
Hal K. Dawson ...
George Faller
Emmett Vogan ...
Forbes
Mary Currier ...
Mrs. Victor Herbert
...
Lamplighter
Sandra Lee Richards ...
Peggy - as a Young Girl
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HE TAUGHT THE WORLD TO SING OF LOVE! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Celos de gloria  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First film appearance by Mary Martin. She had previously provided the singing voice for Gypsy Rose Lee in an earlier film. See more »

Soundtracks

Neapolitan Love Song
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Henry Martyn Blossom
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Real Vic??
27 February 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Now I like Victor Herbert. And I like Mary Martin and Allan Jones. But it would have been nice to see a real biography of Victor Herbert. Walter Connolly as Herbert does have a decent resemblance to him in his latter years

Jones and Martin sing beautifully though. The Herbert music is just there to adorn the plot line concerning these two musical performers. Jones's John Ramsay is a frail character, very similar to Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat who Jones also played.

As for Mary Martin, it's a mystery why she never had a good Hollywood career. She did films with Bing Crosby and Dick Powell as well as this one. She performed well, but movie audiences didn't take to her. The best musical moment in the film is Jones and Martin in a duet of Thine Alone. The recordings I have of the song are individual and it was written as a duet. There's also a pleasant scene with Jones and Martin riding bicycles swapping Herbert songs as they ride.

The real Victor Herbert with his womanizing and his Irish patriot background and his musical training in Germany where he developed a love for all things German would have been a fascinating study. He was also a cello virtuoso before he turned full time to composing. I have to take strong exception to the reviewer who said Cuddles Sakall would have been a good Victor Herbert. Sakall as Irish, HELLO.

Nice movie, but the real Vic would have been so much better.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?