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Svengali (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 March 1983 (USA)
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An old singer coaches a young woman whom he believes will be the next singing sensation. As she starts off with her career, their bond gets stronger.

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An old singer coaches a young woman whom he believes will be the next singing sensation. As she starts off with her career, their bond gets stronger.

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Anton Bosnyak: Well done, little one.
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Version of Svengali (1954) See more »

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I Never Lost a Lover Yet
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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What a Waste!
14 February 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Most of the people that have seen it, will not have anything bad to say about the performances of the leading actors. Yet, it is obvious that Foster cannot sing, and that O'Toole is being Bela Lugosi, the star of the early Dracula films.

Nevertheless, it is not their fault if in the late seventies they were asked to star in such a tremendously average and weak movie about a young rock star in the making whose mentor is a tough Hungarian and former musical star. Eventually, the 50 year old becomes romantically involved with the 22 year old, and I hate the way in all these movies in the end they actually do 'make it' as they say in the film, but there is never just a strong admiration or platonic love. It would have kept O'Toole's character interesting, before it too crumbles down and becomes a sad little human being.

Anyways, it's free on youtube somewhere so check it out there, though mind you, you could be bored to hell with, particularly every time O'Toole is away from the action.


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