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I've Always Loved You (1946)

 -  Drama  -  2 December 1946 (USA)
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A beautiful young concert pianist is torn between her attraction to her arrogant but brilliant maestro and her love for a farm boy she left back home.

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Leopold Goronoff
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Myra Hassman
Bill Carter ...
George Sampter (as William Carter)
Maria Ouspenskaya ...
Madame Goronoff (as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Felix Bressart ...
Frederick Hassman
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Sompter
Vanessa Brown ...
Georgette 'Porgy' Sampter at 17
Lewis Howard ...
Michael Severin
Adele Mara ...
Señorita Fortaleza
Gloria Donovan ...
Porgy at 5
Stephanie Bachelor ...
Redhead
Cora Witherspoon ...
Edwina Blythe
Fritz Feld ...
Nicholas Kavlun
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A beautiful young concert pianist is torn between her attraction to her arrogant but brilliant maestro and her love for a farm boy she left back home.

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At the time this movie was made, Borden Chase was married to Lee, who was a concert pianist and who may have helped inspire the story. Lee brought to their marriage two daughters, Barry - who became Fred Astaire's dancing partner, and Pat - who became romantically involved with her stepfather, Borden Chase. See more »

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Referenced in It's a Grand Old Nag (1947) See more »

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Prelude in C-sharp Minor
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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I' ve always loved you,Frank Borzage...
15 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

...and I always will...

Some say his post WW2 works were inferior to the thirties major works .Perhaps so.But it is no reason to dismiss them.

"I've always loved you" is unique,it defines music as a way of communicating emotions.Leopold and Myra use Rachmaninoff (mainly "Second" ),Beethoven ,Lizt and other musicians to express their admiration,their tenderness,their love,their jealousy,their pride,their lust for life,their hate,their contempt ,you name it.In the central scene ,where Myra plays the piano with Leopold's full symphonic orchestra is a real desperate fight ,probably the best concert scene ever filmed (with the eventual exception of Hitchcock's "the man who knew too much" (1956))And that scene is followed by another one where the two musicians ,although miles apart ,continue their "conversation" in a strange telepathy.

The audience who knows Borzage's earlier works (such as "three comrades" "little man what now?" "mortal storm" "cargo" ...) might be disoriented while watching the beginning of the movie .But the master's touch is still here.

Two elements are Borzagesque:the first is George's character.He is akin to Hans ("little man" ) and to the "three comrades" .He is the man who believes in true love ,the simple man who is like a bull in a china shop when he attends the first concert but whose heart is always in the right place.

And the other one is Mme Maria Ouspenskaya (she is granted a "Mme" during the cast and credits!) who was the unforgettable mother of Martin (James Stewart) in Borzage's memorable "mortal storm" .Here she portrays Leopold's mother with authority.Her death is a great moment of delicacy when the music stops in her hand.

Probably not as appealing as Borzage's earlier works,this film is yet waiting to be rediscovered.


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