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Night Song (1947)

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Cathy Mallory, beautiful socialite who prefers classical music, is taken by friends to a back-alley dance club. There, she meets blind pianist Dan Evans, who plays in Chick Morgan's swing ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Cathy Mallory
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Miss Willey
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Chick Morgan
Artur Rubinstein ...
Orchestra Conductor
Eugene Ormandy ...
Orchestra Conductor
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Connie
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George
Walter Reed ...
Jimmy
Jane Jones ...
Mamie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Alberni ...
Flower Vendor (scenes deleted)
George Chandler ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
Hector Sarno ...
Proprietor (scenes deleted)
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Cathy Mallory, beautiful socialite who prefers classical music, is taken by friends to a back-alley dance club. There, she meets blind pianist Dan Evans, who plays in Chick Morgan's swing band but seems to be a composer of great promise. Attracted but spurned, Cathy feigns blindness herself to get past Dan's bitter facade, scheming to get him to the doctor who can restore his sight...and to Carnegie Hall. But her actions bring about several twists in their relationship... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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26 April 1948 (Sweden)  »

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Memory of Love  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 2, 1948 with Merle Oberon and Hoagy Carmichael reprising their film roles. See more »

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Featured in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO IN C MINOR
Music by Leith Stevens
Performed by Artur Rubinstein
Phildadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy
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Night Song is worthy of a DVD!
5 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The job of a movie is to give the audience members a bigger slice of life than they would normally experience. Night Song, a classic movie of the post-war 1940's, gives that slice of life with rare grace, elegance and style. Critics have panned it because of the "bad" far-fetched plot, the "bad" music, and "bad" acting.

I like this movie because, quite coincidentally, I personally have digested many of the slices of life in the "far-fetched" plot. The movie is about a piano player/composer who is struck on the head in the prime of his life. I am a piano player/composer who was struck on the head in the prime of my life. We both made it through a war era untouched, he WWII, and I Vietnam, well almost. He is living hand to mouth with his best friend. I am also living hand to mouth with my best friend, my wife. For those who love far-fetched coincidences: The composer's last name is Evans—my grandfather's name before he changed it. The movie was probably shot in 1946, the year I was born. Exactly 20 years later I saw Artur Rubenstein, who acted and performed in this movie, in a concert at the Music Center in Los Angeles--the only time I ever went to such a concert. It opened in Sweden on my birthday. What could be more far-fetched?. The not so far-fetched plot twists were not lost on me. As I watched, I was saying to myself, "What is possible for me? Miracles happen every day! Every success story was improbable before it happened!" After watching the film, I went over to the piano and played my own unfinished concerto once again!

As for the Leith Stevens music, if you didn't like it, say so. If it didn't touch you, say so. I liked it, immensely. It touched me immensely! If you want a thrill, type in Leith Stevens on IMDb. You'll find page after page of musical credits—right up to 2005! The man is a modern master composer played by the greatest performers of that time in this movie! Not bad for "bad" music! The job of film critics is to say what they like and dislike about films and why. They should leave all categorical good and bad thoughts completely out of the conversation.

One measure of the talent of an actor, and some say the only measure of a film, is the ability to transport the mind and the spirit of the viewer to another time and place. I was completely transported by this movie. I was perfectly comfortable with ALL the performances, by some of the most distinguished actors of the era, because I was ready, willing and able to be transfixed; and this film is transfixing! Let's get it on DVD!


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