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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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Paul Bronte
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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
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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)  »

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Rapsodia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Gypsy Airs
Music by Pablo de Sarasate
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Tedious but an interesting period piece
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, Rapshody is somewhat tedious and quite melodramatic, but let me mention the positive offsets:

1. The dazzlingly beautiful, voluptuous Elizabeth Taylor.

2. Adult themes, and must have been considered quite risqué at the time.

3. Emotionally charged classical music.

4. Generally quite well acted.

5. Good direction, cinematography, settings, and costumes.

Whether or not the positive offsets overcome the somewhat tedious, melodramatic plot depends on one's tolerance for melodrama and how strongly one values the various offsets.


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