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Song of Norway (1970)

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Toralv Maurstad ...
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Nina Hagerup
Christina Schollin ...
Therese Berg
Frank Porretta ...
Harry Secombe ...
Bioernstjerne Bjoernson
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Berg
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Krogstad
Elizabeth Larner ...
Mrs. Bjoernson
Oskar Homolka ...
Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger ...
Henry Gilbert ...
Richard Wordsworth ...
Bernard Archard ...
George Nordraak
John Barrie ...
Mr. Hagerup
Wenche Foss ...
Mrs. Hagerup
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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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One of the inspirations for the lyrics in David Bowie's 'Life on Mars' track (his one-time girlfriend Hermione Farthingale had a small part in the movie). See more »

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

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Rhyme and a Reason
Music by Edvard Grieg
Music Adaptation and Lyrics by Chet Forrest (as George Forrest) and Bob Wright (as Robert Wright)
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Gorgeous Norwegian scenery in search of a plot...
3 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

SONG OF NORWAY is an unbearably dull musical pastiche of clichés heard in every musical ever made that purported to be the saga of a composer's struggles to find recognition for his music. Edvard Grieg's struggles are so dull as to be non-stop in this awful compilation of Norwegian scenery by the truckload with no story to carry it.

It is notable that the man who plays Grieg, TORALV MAURSTAD, never did make another American film, so disastrous were the reviews and box-office for this dull saga. Note also that FLORENCE HENDERSON was not able to make another film in Hollywood but went directly to television and stayed there for a very successful run on "The Brady Bunch". See the film and you will judge yourself why it was an abject failure. And don't be fooled by the presence of OSKAR HOMOLKA, EDWARD G. ROBINSON and ROBERT MORLEY in the cast. They have little or nothing to do.

Music lovers may be enchanted by Grieg's works, but not the way they are presented here. Nor is there any resemblance between the zestful SOUND OF MUSIC and its picturesque way of dealing with the Von Trapp Singers and this dull as dishwater musical that would work better as a travelogue of Norway with the plot excised.

See it at your own risk.


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