Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a... See full summary »
Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European tour... but her plane crashes in Lisbon, and she is partially crippled. Unable to walk without crutches, Jane nevertheless goes on to entertain the Allied troops in World War II. Written by
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In 1952, there was not a soundtrack album released. For a replacement, Jane Froman rerecorded most of the film score at Capitol Records, resulting in a 10-inch LP which topped the "Billboard" album chart. When Capitol expanded the LP into a 12-inch disc in 1955, two standards from the movie were added: "That Old Feeling" (music and lyrics by Sammy Fain and Lew Brown), and "I'm Through with Love" (music by Matty Malneck and Fud Livingston, lyrics by Gus Kahn). Ultimately, Jane Froman recorded several versions of the Rodgers and Hart title song: the voice-over renditions in three film scenes, the finale of her studio album, and a single with a different arrangement, done at a Capitol session which also produced the flip side, another remade ballad from the movie and the LP, Jane's "Billboard"-placing "I'll Walk Alone" (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn). See more »
As a fan and friend of the late Jane Froman, I found the film to be as close to Ms. Froman's life as possible. Susan Hayward learned Ms. Froman's poise and mannerisms directly from her and did an amazing job both in acting and lipsinking Ms. Froman's songs. Jane Froman's talent and courage inspired many persons all over the world and her legacy of music lives on through the movie "With A Song In My Heart" and through her music which is now surfacing to a new generation. Through her generosity and giving spirit, talented music students were able to continue their studies with scholarships, and emotionally challenged children benefited from the funds raised by Jane Froman's fan club. I don't understand why the movie "With A Song In My Heart" has not been released on VHS or DVD, but I think the movie should at least be shown more often on PBS (not everyone can afford cable). The movie lifts many a heavy heart and is first class entertainment.
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