MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,740 this week

Torch Song (1953)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  1 October 1953 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 611 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 11 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
a list of 60 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Torch Song (1953)

Torch Song (1953) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Torch Song.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Tye Graham
...
Cliff Willard
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Mrs. Stewart
...
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
...
Anne
Nancy Gates ...
Celia Stewart
Chris Warfield ...
Chuck Peters
Rudy Render ...
Singer at Party
Edit

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Torch Song  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The music used for the opening dance sequence between Joan Crawford and Chuck Walters was recycled from the previous MGM film Royal Wedding (1951). It was Fred Astaire's dance music for "You're All the World to Me" (i.e., the "dancing-on-the-walls-and-ceiling" sequence). See more »

Goofs

In an old newspaper review, Ty rhapsodizes about Jenny's performance of the song "Tenderly" which he saw her perform on the night before he was shipped off to WWII (and subsequently blinded). In reality, that tune was not written until 1946, a year after war was over. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny Stewart: Hold the record.
See more »


Soundtracks

You Won't Forget Me
Music by Fred Spielman
Lyrics by Kermit Goell
Sung by Joan Crawford (dubbed by India Adams (uncredited))
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The best movie musical of all time
27 April 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Ok, I'm only kidding but it has to be, at least, one of the funniest! Joan stars as Jennie Stewart and out of control ego maniacal Broadway star attempting a comeback (hmmm, life imitating art much?) Actually, it is too easy to dismiss this as Crawford playing herself here...I choose to believe that she is not and is playing a very specific Broadway type actress (think Helen Lawson from Valley of the Dolls). Anyway, this movie is chock full of garish colors (raven haired Joan, with blood red lips and a canary colored full length dressing gown that matches her curtains is a stupendous sight), wicked, campy dialogue and the infamous blackface "musical" number, "Two Faced Woman" add up to an hilarious and entertaining movie watching experience.


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Joan Crawford is hideous! VelvetVoice
A Classic dilijue
solo dvd christophercy
Favorite Things onegreendress
Discuss Torch Song (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?