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Rhapsody (1954)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  16 April 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Louise Durant
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Paul Bronte
John Ericson ...
James Guest
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Nicholas Durant
Michael Chekhov ...
Prof. Schuman
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Effie Cahill
Richard Hageman ...
Bruno Fürst
Richard Lupino ...
Otto Krafft
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Frau Sigerlist
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Dove
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Cahill
Jack Raine ...
Edmund Streller
Birgit Nielsen ...
Madeleine
Jacqueline Duval ...
Yvonne
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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16 April 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rapsodia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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Gypsy Airs
Music by Pablo de Sarasate
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Definition of female sex symbol revealed
28 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fell upon this movie one morning on TCM while in an early morning stupor and was instantly awakened by the sight of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. Although I had never seen any of her 1950's or early 1960's roles, I quickly realized this woman was Elizabeth Taylor and was completely mesmerized. Previous reviews of this movie compared the story line to a soap opera and I certainly agree. Without Ms. Taylor drawing me in, I would have lost interest very quickly; However, I could not resist watching her every move and eventually found myself absorbed by the story line and very competent acting by all performers. The classical music was a tremendous plus for the film and made up for the stand-in sets to some degree. For me, this film was about beauty. Beautiful music surrounding a beautiful woman in all her glory. Classical music hand-in-hand with one of the classic women of the big screen. I would recommend this movie highly if for no other reason than to see the definition of the female sex symbol. Elizabeth Taylor, with her face, figure, class and charisma, is that definition. She makes the so called sex symbols of today (Jessica Simpson, Pamela Anderson, etc.) look like caricatures. What a revelation! Mediocre story, adequate acting, beautiful music, and an irresistibly stunning leading lady are the summations of this movie, in my humble opinion.


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