Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

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Christina Schollin ...
Therese Berg
Frank Porretta ...
Harry Secombe ...
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Berg
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Krogstad
Elizabeth Larner ...
Mrs. Bjoernson
Oskar Homolka ...
Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger ...
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Richard Wordsworth ...
Bernard Archard ...
George Nordraak
John Barrie ...
Mr. Hagerup
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Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

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A song for the heart to sing...for the world to love!


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This elicited the now-famous quote from Pauline Kael in her review: "To criticize this movie is like tripping a dwarf". See more »

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Referenced in That Girl: My Sister's Keeper (1969) See more »

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Freddie and His Fiddle
Music by Edvard Grieg
Arranged by Roland Shaw
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Pretty, but...
25 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one when I was in high school. I had been warned ahead of time, but I liked classical music, including Grieg, and ignored the warnings. I remember several things about it that really sum the film up, in my opinion.

1. The photography was stunning. Snow, fjords, and Norwegian towns and scenery were really pretty, as were the folk costumes.

2. Grieg's music was nice to listen to, though as in all films about composers, they only give samplings.

Those are the good parts. The bad parts were what sank the boat. There wasn't much of a story. Greig's life wasn't as exciting as many other composers lives, and a lot was padded to keep the story going for 2 or 3 hours. I remember a lot of overacting as well. But the worst part of all was the directing. Forever emblazoned upon my memory is the hideously clichéd scene where Grieg, his wife, and someone else spread their arms and run across a green field, stop on a hillock, and spin around to face the audience. Then they do the same thing again - and again! If that's not enough to make you give up, then nothing is.


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