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Torch Song (1953)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  1 October 1953 (USA)
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Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Tye Graham
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Cliff Willard
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Mrs. Stewart
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Joe Denner (as Henry Morgan)
Dorothy Patrick ...
Martha
James Todd ...
Philip Norton
Eugene Loring ...
Gene, the Dance Director
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Monty Rolfe
Benny Rubin ...
Charles Maylor
Peter Chong ...
Peter
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Anne
Nancy Gates ...
Celia Stewart
Chris Warfield ...
Chuck Peters
Rudy Render ...
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Storyline

Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior. Written by Kelly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Tough Baby - a wonderful love story with the star of "Sudden Fear" and for the FIRST TIME you'll see her in TECHNICOLOR!

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Release Date:

1 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herzen im Fieber  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The film marks the first of two times Maidie Norman played Joan Crawford's maid. The second time was nine years later in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). See more »

Goofs

Jenny closes her eyes to find out what it's like for a blind person to light a cigarette. Meanwhile, the cigarette and cigarette lighter switch hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny Stewart: Hold the record.
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Featured in Secret Voices of Hollywood (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Two-Faced Woman
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Sung by Joan Crawford (dubbed by India Adams (uncredited)) and chorus
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Remember the song "Tenderly" and watching this with my Mom...
26 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

who loved Joan Crawford. Such an amazing era. The Technicolor oranges and aquas, Joan is a bit over the top but if you are an avid fan this will cease to matter.

She is the strong Jennie Stuart, chanteuse and Broadway star who minces no words. She meets her match with Michael Wilding, a blind war veteran who plays piano. He is a sympathetic gentle character who also has Dutchess, a boxer seeing-eye-dog to keep him company. At first she is resistant to his music and dislikes him because he is not intimidated by her. He seems to know her character very well. Strong, but scared of getting close to people.

The music is haunting and reminiscent of a gentler, romantic era. Joan is herself and then some, and eventually discovers the reason she cannot make an impression on the pianist. There is a nice twist to the end. Overall a do not miss for Crawford. 9/10.


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