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Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Approved | | Romance, Drama | 28 February 1940 (Argentina)
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 »

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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>

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

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Romance | Drama

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28 February 1940 (Argentina)  »

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Intermezzo  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Toscha Seidel dubbed the violin playing of Leslie Howard, while Norma Boleslawksi dubbed the piano playing of both Ingrid Bergman and John Halliday 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

Charles Moler, The Impressario: [Cutting into Ann Marie's birthday cake] You know what? Not so long ago your daddy and I went to a birthday party in China.
Ann Marie Brandt: In *china*?
Charles Moler, The Impressario: Uh-huh. At a Mandarin's house. His name was
[thinks]
Charles Moler, The Impressario: Chou Ching Chang Chip Chop.
Ann Marie Brandt: Did you have ice cream and cake?
Charles Moler, The Impressario: Oooh, no indeed. We had swallows' nests, umm, roasted silkworms, snake soup and, uh - cricket eggs!
Ann Marie Brandt: Oh! You didn't eat *that*...?
Charles Moler, The Impressario: Oh, we had to take a double helping of everything or the Mandarin would've murdered us.
Ann Marie Brandt: Oh well, Uncle Charles - nobody ...
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Crazy Credits

and introducing Ingrid Bergman See more »

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Soundtracks

None But the Lonely Heart (Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt)
(1880)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the score when Holger talks to Eric near the end
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Weeper movie narrated with sense and sensitivity
1 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The picture deals with a young pianist (Ingrid Bergman) who acts as piano teacher of a child (Ann Todd) whose father( Leslie Howard) , happily married (Edna Best) , is a violinist . They fall in love and is originated the standard and eternal loving triangle . The movie has romance , tearjerker , drama, tragedy, a love story and is very entertaining .

The film is a remake in Hollywood style of a Swedish film directed by Gustaf Molander in 1936 and equally interpreted by Ingrid Bergman ; here plays his first US role , in fact , is best known as Bergman's American debut and became her in world star . Bergman is splendid and enticing , stunningly photographed by the maestro Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane) and she obtained extraordinary reviews . Leslie Howard is agreeable and sensible as the lover who bears a guilty feeling . Fine support cast is formed by Ann Todd as the daughter who strongly loves her daddy , Cecil Kellaway in one his usual roles as likable and comical friend and John Halliday . Excellent black and white cinematography and magnificent musical score by the master Max Steiner , nominated for Academy Award and being added classic music composed by Provost , Rachmaninov and Tchaykowsky . The motion picture will appeal to romantic films buffs and vintage cinema enthusiasts . Rating : Above average . Outstanding and enjoyable.


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