MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,465 this week

Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,627 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 6 critic

A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert hall as well. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (original story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 76 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Intermezzo: A Love Story.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

På solsidan (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Eva Bergh works as a bank clerk, but dreams of becoming an artist. At a party she meets the rich Harald Ribe and he instantly falls in love with her. When he proposes to marry her she has ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Molander
Stars: Lars Hanson, Ingrid Bergman, Karin Swanström
Fear (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt
Stromboli (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff
The Human Voice (TV Movie 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Ingrid Bergman
Hedda Gabler I (TV Movie 1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson
Indiscreet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker
The Surf (1935)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Daniel has been forced by his father to become a priest. After graduating, he comes to a parish in Hälsingland. During one stormy night, he seduces a young girl, Karin, and rapes her. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivar Johansson
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Sten Lindgren, Tore Svennberg
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Carl Froelich
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Sabine Peters, Carsta Löck
Landskamp (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Gunnar Skoglund
Stars: Georg Blomstedt, Signe Lundberg-Settergren, Fritiof Billquist
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Holger
...
Anita
Edna Best ...
Margit
...
Thomas
...
Charles
...
Greta
Ann E. Todd ...
Ann Marie (as Ann Todd)
Douglas Scott ...
Eric
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ...
Emma
Maria Flynn ...
Marianne (as Marie Flynn)
Edit

Storyline

A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert hall as well. He soon leaves his wife so the two can go off together. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"Let the world cry 'shame'...I love him...I'll always love him!"

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1940 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Intermezzo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First American film of 'Ingrid Bergman'. See more »

Goofs

In the 19th minute, Anita and Holger enter a Swedish restaurant. The sign outside is in English and the Swedish word "restaurang" is not used. The use of such an English word in the 1930s is highly unlikely. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Stenborg: I wonder if anyone has built happiness on the unhappiness of others.
See more »

Crazy Credits

and introducing Ingrid Bergman See more »

Connections

Version of Honeysuckle Rose (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto in A op 16
Music by Edvard Grieg
Played by Ingrid Bergman on piano and then joined in by Howard while at home
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Leslie & Ingrid Make Beautiful Music
30 June 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For her first American film, David O. Selznick was taking no chances with his Swedish import Ingrid Bergman. Her debut film was to something she had previously done in Sweden, giving her a role she had already done and was comfortable while presumably she learned English. As we all know Ingrid Bergman learned it quite well indeed.

Intermezzo is the story of a world famous concert violinist played by Leslie Howard who comes home from a world tour with his piano accompanist John Halliday to wife Edna Best and children Ann Todd and Douglas Scott. By a stroke of coincidence Ann Todd's piano teacher Ingrid Bergman is also Halliday's pupil. At a party Bergman plays and Howard picks up the violin to accompany her.

That's it for him, the beautiful music they make together kindles a romance. She goes on tour with him and it's a romantic idyll. Except of course for Best and the kids.

This version of Intermezzo is a faithful remake of the original Swedish film and the reviews that Ingrid Bergman garnered insured her American stardom. This was a busy years for Leslie Howard and David O. Selznick with both of them also involved with Gone With The Wind.

The theme from Intermezzo is most often done as an instrumental, but words were actually written for it and Tony Martin made a hit record of it at the time film was out in theater.

Seen today Intermezzo and its romantic story hold up well today. Bergman and Best are at their best fighting for the same man and Leslie Howard's charm still comes through after almost 70 years. Intermezzo got two Oscar nominations for black and white cinematography and film editing, but this was the year of Gone With The Wind.

You didn't think David O. Selznick should have taken all the Oscars home from 1939. He grabbed enough of them that year as it was.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i love leslie howard supers100
singing?? zluscombe
A charming masterpiece pywalkye2
Ingrid's piano playing sasha99
what breed was the dog? whitetigerzone
Soundtrack IreneEDevine
Discuss Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?