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Release Date:
24 December 1954 (USA) See more »
Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg. | Add synopsis »
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The least pretentious but the best written, acted and directed of the musical biopics, See more (27 total) »


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José Ferrer ... Sigmund Romberg

Merle Oberon ... Dorothy Donnelly
Helen Traubel ... Anna Mueller

Doe Avedon ... Lillian Harris Romberg

Walter Pidgeon ... J.J. Shubert

Paul Henreid ... Florenz Ziegfeld

Tamara Toumanova ... Gaby Deslys

Paul Stewart ... Bert Townsend
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Harris
David Burns ... Lazar Berrison, Sr.

Jim Backus ... Ben Judson

Rosemary Clooney ... Rosemary Clooney

Gene Kelly ... Gene Kelly
Fred Kelly ... Fred Kelly

Jane Powell ... Jane Powell

Vic Damone ... Vic Damone

Ann Miller ... Ann Miller
William Olvis ... William Olvis

Cyd Charisse ... Cyd Charisse

James Mitchell ... James Mitchell

Howard Keel ... Howard Keel'

Tony Martin ... Tony Martin

Joan Weldon ... Joan Weldon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Douglas Fowley ... Harold Butterfield
Aladdin ... Violinist (uncredited)

John Alvin ... Mr. Mulvaney (uncredited)
Margaret Bacon ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Richard Beavers ... Singer (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Tailor Boswell ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Else Bäck ... Mrs. Novak (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Lodge Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jeanne Dante ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Dulcie Day ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Robert Easton ... Cumberly (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Gleason ... Dancer (uncredited)
Peggy Gordon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Harrison ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Miss Cranbrook (uncredited)
Mitchell Kowall ... Oscar Hammerstein II (uncredited)
Joan Larkin ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Henri Letondal ... François (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Waitress (uncredited)

Susan Luckey ... Arabella Bell (uncredited)
Joan McKellen ... Dancer (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Card Player (uncredited)
Gloria Moore ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lane Nakano ... Japanese Butler (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett ... Lodge Manager (uncredited)
Joe Roach ... Groom in 'Louis XIV' (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Card Player (uncredited)
Betty Scott ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ludwig Stössel ... Mr. Novak (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Judge (uncredited)

Russ Tamblyn ... Lazar Berrison, Jr. (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Bride in 'Louis XIV' (uncredited)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Miss Zimmermann (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Florist (uncredited)
Ruben Wendorf ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Leola Wendorff ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Gordon Wynn ... Treasurer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elliott Arnold  book
Leonard Spigelgass 

Produced by
Roger Edens .... producer
Original Music by
Alexander Courage (uncredited)
Adolph Deutsch (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Krams 
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes: men)
Helen Rose (costumes: women)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Harold Humbrock .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Logan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Adolph Deutsch .... conductor
Adolph Deutsch .... music supervisor
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... arranger & orchestrator
Robert Tucker .... choral arranger
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Eugene Loring .... choreographer

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132 min | Portugal:119 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)
Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #17127, General Audience)

Did You Know?

Donna Reed was initially cast as Lillian Harris Romberg, but production delays with The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) led her to be replaced with Doe Avedon.See more »
Dorothy Donnelly:You have talent. That's very rare in the theater.
Sigmund Romberg:You have a warm smile. That's even rarer.
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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The least pretentious but the best written, acted and directed of the musical biopics,, 4 October 1999
Author: alberto f. cañas ( from San José, Costa Rica

This was the last of the musical biographies made in Hollywood.

They had falsified the lives of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, so they looked up Sigmund Romberg, whose old fashioned but very sweet music had been lost in silly librettos. Note that his musical shows have not been revived in decades. But MGM put this biography in the capable hands of screen writer Leonard Spigelglass, who decided to tell the true but simple story with a tongue-in-cheek approach, and of first rate director Stanley Donen, who made miracles chiefly by employing a cast of people who really knew how to act. Especially Jose Ferrer. The result is a movie that manages to ring true, and not a sleep-inducing hit parade. Romberg was a composer for the twenties, full of viennese nostalgia like Friml and Herbert. None of them could survive the jazz invasion of the musical comedy, but their songs are always popular, naturally out of their theatrical context. Deep in my Heart deserves to be seen.The songs are still highly enjoyable, and Donen, Spigelglass, Ferrer and the rest of the cast gave their best to the film.

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