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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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Dove
Madge Blake ...
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Jack Raine ...
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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16 April 1954 (USA)  »

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Rapsodia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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lush '50s drama where the other woman is a violin
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rhapsody is all about beautiful music and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, in a short, stylish hairdo, is at the height of her beauty in this stunningly photographed color film. And she's not the only beauty. Vittorio Gassman plays one of her love interests. Just try keeping your eyes off of him. Handsome John Ericson is the other man in her life.

All in all, it's candy for the eyes and ears, gorgeous to watch and to listen to with all that classical music. Elizabeth Taylor plays a role perfect for her, i.e., a spoiled, rich brat. She follows the man of her dreams, Gassman, a gifted violinist, to music school in Zurich, even though her own musical ability is pathetic and she'll have nothing to do except wait around for him to finish classes and rehearsals. When it's obvious that Gassman is totally immersed in his music, she begins to compete with the violin for his attention.

All three leads are excellent, as is Louis Calhern as Taylor's father. Taylor wears beautiful outfits. I'm certain this film was intended to be a showcase for her beauty, and there it succeeds. Despite some harsh comments made on the board, I think this you just have to take it for what it was intended to be and no more. Very entertaining.


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