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H. Fowler Mear (screenplay)
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April 1933 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)
John Stuart ... David Graham
Elizabeth Allan ... Joan Elton

Mary Glynne ... Countess Madeleine

Anne Grey ... Pauline
Leslie Perrins ... Count Carol Zara

Jack Hawkins ... Sr. Jim Selby
Garry Marsh ... Joseph Mendel
Betty Astell ... Madge
Frederick Ranalow ... Beppo
Barbara Everest ... Mother Superior
Bernard Ansell ... Benito Levina
Eliot Makeham ... Bertie Pollard
Tudor Davies ... The Singer
Billy Mayerl ... At The Piano

Directed by
Maurice Elvey 
Writing credits
H. Fowler Mear (screenplay)

Produced by
Julius Hagen .... producer
Original Music by
W.L. Trytel 
Cinematography by
Sydney Blythe 
Music Department
W.L. Trytel .... musical director

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70 min
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Version of The Lost Chord (1917)See more »


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Too Loud, 27 June 2006
Author: boblipton from New York City

Maurice Elvey, the forgotten genius of the British film industry was off his feed when he made this unlikely and overwrought soap opera about a composer whose purpose in life is lost when the woman he loves dies and he loses the strength in his hands to play the piano fighting a duel with her husband. Twenty years later, he falls in love with her unidentified daughter, who has been transported to South America... but his nephew the surgeon who wants to operate on his hands so he can play again, also loves her.


Unfortunately, something went wrong here. While the visuals are perfect, as one would expect from someone like Elvey, the actors are way over the top in their performances. Given the plot and the performances, the movie is ludicrous, although still interesting to the eye.

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