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Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

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Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her. While organising a concert for her he meets glamorous Cecil Carver. She in turn discovers Leonard has a splendid voice, and encourages him to use it for reasons very much her own. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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16 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

An to ixere i gynaika mou  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 2, 1950 with Paul Douglas and Linda Darnell reprising their film roles. See more »

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Version of Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) See more »

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Beyond the Blue Horizon
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Paul Douglas, Celeste Holm and Ruth Gillette
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Tongue-in-Cheek Music
1 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The beautiful music for the opera in the film, an imaginary work titled "L'Amore di Fatima," was written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

In a little tongue-in-cheek detail, the poster for the opera lists Tedesco — who also wrote real operas — as the composer.

I imagine this might have sent innumerable musical scholars on a fruitless search for the complete score of this hitherto "unknown work" by the prolific composer.

To add to the illusion of the opera's authenticity, in the film Paul Douglas also sings some known songs, including a musical setting of the Kipling poem "The Road to Mandalay" (a real pot-boiler) and the "Toreador Song" from "Carmen."

The singing is in itself one of the film's recommendations. The producers were not afraid to include long stretches of music that are quite rapturous.


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