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Rhapsody (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 16 April 1954 (USA)
A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in ... See full summary »

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Otto Krafft
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Madge Blake ...
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Edmund Streller
Birgit Nielsen ...
Madeleine
Jacqueline Duval ...
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Norma Nevens ...
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A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in love with Louise. The violinist loves his music first and Louise second. The pianist loves Louise first and his music second. Louise must ultimately choose which man she wants. Written by JeanneArmintrout@juno.com

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Rapsodia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Gypsy Airs
Music by Pablo de Sarasate
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A guilty pleasure
12 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although other reviewers of this movie may dwell on its doggish qualities, I confess I can't let it slide any time TCM shows it. Taylor, at her absolutely most sumptuously gorgeous loves a violin virtuoso while rehabilitating a pianist who has lost his way due to psychological implosion. The scenes when Taylor patiently encourages the musical rehabilitation are like junk food loaded with cancer causing initials...once you start you can't stop.

As an interesting aside, the great Claudio Arrau plays the actual piano part. I have been told that in Mel's Dinner in LA, there is a picture of the maestro, in rakish youth, enjoying the splendors of his Hollywood moment.


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