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The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

 -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  21 June 1956 (USA)
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The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddy Duchin
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Marjorie Oelrichs
Victoria Shaw ...
Chiquita Wynn
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Lou Sherwood
Rex Thompson ...
Peter Duchin, Age 12
Mickey Maga ...
Peter Duchin, Age 5
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Sherman Wadsworth
Frieda Inescort ...
Edith Wadsworth
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Mrs. Duchin
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Leo Reisman
John Mylong ...
Mr. Duchin
Gregory Gaye ...
Philip
Warren Hsieh ...
Native Boy
Richard H. Cutting ...
George - Destroyer Captain
Carlyle Mitchell ...
Marjorie's Doctor
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In the late 20's, the talkative newly graduated in pharmacy and aspirant piano player Eddy Duchin comes from Boston to New York expecting to play with the orchestra of Leo Reisman at fancy New York's Central Park Casino. However he had misunderstood the invitation of the maestro and while leaving the place, he meets the wealthy socialite Marjorie Oelrichs that asks Leo Reisman to give a chance to Eddy. He plays in the intermission and becomes a successful piano showman. Two years later, Marjorie and Eddy get married and in the Christmas, Marjorie has a baby, Peter, but she dies after the delivery. Eddy rejects Peter blaming him for the death of Marjorie and only five years later he meets his son. With the World War II, Eddy Duchin breaks up his band and enlists to fight in the war. With the end of the war, Eddy returns to New York with the intention of getting closer to Peter but he sees the boy connected to his friend Chiquita. When Eddy discovers that he has a terminal disease, he ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The Central Park Casino was portrayed in the movie by the famed Tavern on the Green, also located in Central Park, since by the time of filming in the mid-50s the Casino was long gone. See more »

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1950s cars visible in some scenes. The film is set in the 1930s. See more »

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Eddy Duchin: What I want to know is why! Why do they have to destroy a man twice? You work and work and just when you get... everything. When it gets too good they take it away.
Eddy Duchin: Oh Chiquita, I don't want to die. I don't.
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY (George Sidney, 1956) **1/2
22 January 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

A popular branch of the musical genre during the 1940s and 1950s was the biopic of composers (of both classical pieces and popular tunes), singers or musicians/bandleaders; this belongs to the latter category. I can't say I was familiar with Duchin's history or style and, in any case, despite numerous musical numbers (where star Tyrone Power's piano-playing is obviously dubbed by a professional), the film seems much more concerned with the man's turbulent and tragic life. Ironically, both the star and his subject would suffer an untimely death – for the record, when Power's passing was announced, the film under review was (belatedly) on general release locally! He does O.K. in eliciting both Duchin's wholesomeness (which endeared him to audiences) and his ambivalent feeling towards a son he blamed for the death of beloved first wife Kim Novak. Nudged by manager James Whitmore, however, Duchin's ready to make it up to the boy following his war service in the Pacific; here, he also meets, falls for and marries young war orphan Victoria Shaw (following some initial sparring when Duchin Jr. is seen preferring her company!). Just when it seems that his domestic problems could be surmounted comes a fatal blow: he's diagnosed with a neurological condition which even curtails his career. At the end of the day, THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY is far from a highlight of its subgenre or, for that matter, the filmography of its matinée idol star; nonetheless, it was deemed serviceable enough to garner 4 Oscar nominations (not to mention landing director Sidney a surprising DGA nod).


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