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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Cast

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

The character Krogstad does not appear in the original play. His name is borrowed from a character in Henrik Ibsen's play "A Doll's House", but otherwise he has nothing in common with the character in "Song of Norway". Ibsen wrote the play "Peer Gynt", for which Grieg wrote music in 1876. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wrong to Dream
Music by Edvard Grieg
Music Adaptation and Lyrics by Chet Forrest (as George Forrest) and Bob Wright (as Robert Wright)
Performed by Florence Henderson
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8 October 2000 | by (Boynton Beach, FL, USA) – See all my reviews

Although some of the acting is bland, the movie honestly tells of the struggle of a great musician to be "heard". Postcard cinematography and a good stereo sound add to the ambiance, and the music is so GOOD that one can forgive the lyrics writers for giving words to it, but these are the same people that gave words to the music of Borodin in "Kismet" and we MUST admit that "Stranger in Paradise" HAS become a staple!


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