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Night Song (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Music | 1948 (UK)
When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

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Miss Willey
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Chick
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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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Flower Vendor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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His Music Told of Love He Dared Not Whisper!

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Drama | Romance | Music

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1948 (UK)  »

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Memory of Love  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 29, 1950 with Dana Andrews reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Night Song (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Killed Er
by Hoagy Carmichael Fred Spielman Janice Torre
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael (uncredited)
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A Great Classic Film in 1948
28 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very outstanding film for viewers who loved Merle Oberon, Dana Andrews, Ethel Barrymore and Hoagy Carmichael during the height of their careers in 1948. In this film, Cathy,(Merle Oberon),"The Broken Melody",'34, a rich woman who falls deeply in love with Dana Andrews,(Dan),"The Best Years of Our Lives",'46, who is blind and is a down and out piano player and composer. Dan has a great pal who is also a musician and they work and live together in a Jazz club and try to make ends meet. Dan's buddy is Hoagy Carmichael,(Chick),"To Have & Have Not",'44 who gives a great supporting role and is quite funny through out the entire picture. There is plenty of Classical music and a great appearance of a famous conductor and pianist. The is lots of romance, drama and comedy and a very unusual ending.


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