Music teacher Christine Radcliffe thought her love Karel Novak died in the war. When he miraculously returns, she realizes she loves him more than ever and insists they marry. However, a wealthy composer, Hollenius with whom she had become involved after learning her real love had supposedly died, refuses to let her go and at her wedding reception offers Karel the chance to solo his new cello concerto and a chance at success. Hollenius ends up emotionally tormenting Christine and she shoots him. The concert is a success and Karel promises to stand by Christine. Written by
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could not play the cello. While he was able to fake it in the long shots, to achieve the illusion in close up, he wore a special jacket with no sleeves and holes for two real cellists to insert their arms - one to bow, and one to accurately finger the music - while seated behind him, out of shot. See more
When Christine confronts Hollenius in his bedroom, Hollenius slams the same newspaper down twice. See more
She tells me your some sort of a genius, if such a term can be applied to a mere performer.
Original Music and Hollenius' Cello Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold See more
Cello Concerto in D major
Written by Joseph Haydn
(as Franz Josef Haydn)
Performed by Paul Henreid
(dubbed by Eleanor Slatkin
) See more