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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Zoe Alexander
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Eve Swiss
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Johnny Rainbow
Pamela Blair ...
Trish
Barbara Bryne ...
Mrs. Burns-Rizzo
Ron Weyand ...
Hypnotist
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Mendy Weindenbaum
Brian Carney ...
Abbot Renfrew
Madeleine Potter ...
Antonia
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Leslie
Vera Mayer ...
Gizella
Stuart Charno ...
Boomer
Peter Boruchowitz ...
Chris
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Ben
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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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9 March 1983 (USA)  »

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La ragazza e il professore  »

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Eve Swiss: [referring to Zoe] I have a lot of people lined up. When can we hear her?
Anton Bosnyak: Give the fruit a little time to ripen before you strip it, will you.
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Trilby (1976) See more »

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I Never Lost a Lover Yet
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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Poor adaptation of Pygmalion to music. Even so, worth a watch!
16 November 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Peter O'Toole has played Henry Higgins in TV's version of Pygmalion (My fair lady). Svengali is almost exactly the same story, except that instead of teaching "Eliza" how to speak, he teaches "Zoe" how to sing. O'Toole displays a lot of the brilliance he has as an actor but the performance is no way close to the one in Lawrence of Arabia -- but then again, there was David Lean directing LOA. O'Toole is an excellent character Actor. The music in the film too is quite good, except that Jodie Foster's song that brings her fame in the movie is too overplayed. In the beginning it's a nice tune and her voice is even dare I say pretty good! Worth seeing once at least.


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