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Night Song (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Music | 1948 (UK)
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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Dan
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Miss Willey
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Chick
Artur Rubinstein ...
Artur Rubinstein
Eugene Ormandy ...
Eugene Ormandy
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Connie
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George
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Jimmy
Jane Jones ...
Mamie
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Luis Alberni ...
Flower Vendor (scenes deleted)
George Chandler ...
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Hector V. Sarno ...
Proprietor (scenes deleted) (as Hector Sarno)
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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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Memory of Love  »

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Opening credits: the characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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

Soundtracks

I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT
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from Higher and Higher (1943)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Performed by "Chick Morgan Band"
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A voice in the dark
21 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Bearing more than a distant resemblance with "magnificent obsession" ,Stahl's tear jerker of the thirties (remade by Douglas Sirk in the fifties )"Night Song " is less melodramatic ,but ,mainly in its second part ,drags on a little bit;the movie features two real life musicians :Arthur Rubinstein in the flesh ,and Hoagy Carmichael whose songs were covered even by Beatle George Harrison ("Baltimore Oriole"," Hong Hong Blues) and his influence shows in McCartney's song "baby's request" .

Dana Andrews is reliable as ever ,and Madame Barrymore provides good support (dig the line when she tells her niece that all she wants is peace);Merle Oberon's playing is a bit emotionally remote ;the music is omnipresent ,classical stuff or Carmichael's "monkey song" .But the story itself is a bit derivative.


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