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Song of Love (1947)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  9 October 1947 (USA)
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

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Professor Wieck
Elsa Janssen ...
Bertha (as Else Janssen)
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Julie
'Tinker' Furlong ...
Felix
Ann Carter ...
Marie
Janine Perreau ...
Eugenie
Jimmy Hunt ...
Ludwig
Anthony Sydes ...
Ferdinand
Eilene Janssen ...
Elise
Roman Bohnen ...
Dr. Hoffman
Ludwig Stössel ...
Haslinger (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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9 October 1947 (USA)  »

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A Love Story  »

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Film debut of George Chakiris. See more »

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Edited into The Schumann Story (1950) See more »

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Wiegenlied (Lullaby)
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Hollywood misses a great story
12 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First of all, Katherine Hepburn is badly miscast as Clara. She just can't be convincing as the devoted, selfless, rather smarmy wife that the writers have created.

But the real weakness of the film is its shallowness in the face of a potentially great piece of drama. Schumann's bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder amounts to "Oh, oh, I have a headache" and the occasional angry word. Suicide? The word is used, but there's no sign of it in domestic scenes and when we see him in the mental hospital he's calm and subdued and smiling and optimistic. A superficial treatment. And Brahms is so upright and bourgeois - no sign of his gruff humour, his love of tweaking the noses of the establishment, no sign of his tortured attitude toward sex and women resulting from spending his youth playing piano in brothels. And was Clara's long concert career entirely about promoting Robert's music, or was she, in fact, a remarkable pianist who wanted a career for herself, a female pianist carving out a place for herself in a male world? Any sort of treatment of the lives of great artists is better than none, but this is a standard Hollywood, middle-of-the-road approach, particularly disappointing because the real story is so much more dramatic, so much more interesting, so much more human.


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