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Tonight We Sing (1953)

Approved | | Musical | 26 January 1953 (USA)
Story of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok and the many stars that he introduced and represented to the world of music.

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Sol Hurok
Ezio Pinza ...
Feodor Chaliapin
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Elsa Valdine
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Emma Hurok
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Isaac Stern ...
Eugene Ysaye
Byron Palmer ...
Gregory Lawrence
Jan Peerce ...
Gregory Lawrence (singing voice)
Oskar Karlweis ...
Benjamin Golder
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Nicolai
Steven Geray ...
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Walter Woolf King ...
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Story of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok and the many stars that he introduced and represented to the world of music.

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Götter ohne Maske  »

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Legendary violinist Isaac Stern, who portrayed Eugene Ysaye, was, in real life, represented by Hurok. Opera stars Roberta Peters and Jan Peerce were also part of the Hurok roster. See more »


Soundtracks

Sempre libera
(uncredited)
from "La Traviata" (uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Words by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung by Roberta Peters and Jan Peerce)
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This film inspired me to learn violin
4 September 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in 1953, I was 14 years of age. The violin playing of Isaac Stern so impressed me that I applied to join the school orchestra the next day. Within a year, I won the school's music prize. I joined the British Army's band and served a full 22 years. I now arrange music for Concert Wind Band and orchestra. It's a delightful film full of superb performances by artists, sadly, no longer with us. It has remained my favourite film all these years. 20th Century Fox have finally brought the film out onto a DVD (and not before time). The story is very loosely based on Sol Hurok - with Hurok as the film's adviser, I would imagine you see only what Hurok wanted you to see. Still, a very enjoyable film and well worth getting the DVD, if only for the superb performances of Isaac Stern, Roberta Peters, Ezio Pinza and Jan Peerce.


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