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Rhapsody (1954)

 -  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)  »

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Rapsodia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Elizabeth is a classical music groupie who threatens careers
28 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At best this is a tepid melodrama redolent with overtones of comic operetta, sans the musical vocals. Taylor plays a selfish, wealthy young woman, Louise Durant--- a seductress with a manipulative game plan. She targets two gifted classical musicians for would be suitors, here portrayed as male window dressing by Vittorio Gassman and John Ericson. Louise proceeds to turn these two objects of her affection inside out, pitting one against the other as contenders for her beauteous self. She creates turmoil in their emotional lives, threatening their professional aspirations. And what Louise wants is total devotion from her man on a 24/7 schedule, an agenda of mutual possession; plenty of activity in the bedroom with time out for bathroom breaks.

Elizabeth Taylor in this film radiates her youthful beauty at its best. Her screen power cannot be denied, however what is reaffirmed in Rhapsody is that Taylor was a "Movie Star" with all the power of a magnetic personality, which that definition entails. As an actress, her range was limited and talent but sufficient. What the audience sees when they see Elizabeth Taylor on film is always: Elizabeth Taylor.


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