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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Toralv Maurstad ...
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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
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Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger ...
Henry Gilbert ...
Richard Wordsworth ...
Bernard Archard ...
George Nordraak
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Mr. Hagerup
Wenche Foss ...
Mrs. 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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4 November 1970 (USA)  »

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A Canção da Noruega  »

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(35 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cast member Harry Secombe later said "it's the kind of film you'd take your kids to see... and then leave them there". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Strauss and Vienna: On Location: The Great Waltz (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
Music by Edvard Grieg
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Sound of Norway?
7 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Re:"Song of Norway", hardly the worst movie ever made. My choice would be the inert "Mike's Murder" starring the usually wonderful Debra Winger. I am very tolerant where musicals are concerned. I think "Torch Song" {wherein Joan Crawford's character emotionally abuses her drunken mother, her blind boyfriend, his dog, and African-Americans in general with her blackface number} is a good movie notwithstanding. But "Song of Norway"? The scenery, the music, even Florence Henderson, are all beautiful. Opera singer Frank Porretta is very appealing in the best-friend role; he deserved a film career! I heard (??) he was later seriously burned in a fire. I made my sons (aged 6 and 5) watch "Song of Norway"! They are very bright and said: "Is this movie supposed to be 'The Sound of Music'?". Bingo! They 'got it'. Not since William Castle's "Homicidal" has one film tried so hard to 'be' another. Everything here has been shot and scripted to look like the 'R & H' classic. This is not "imitatio" it's "plagarisimo". But what really sinks the film is the plot. Unlike the Von-Trapps Edvard Grieg seems to have had an awfully boring life (probably an injustice)!


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