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My Song Goes Round the World (1934)

Ricardo is a brilliant singer struggling for success in Venice. He gets a contract in a recording house and his voice becomes famous, but his short stature makes performances still elusive.... See full summary »

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Joseph Schmidt ...
Ricardo
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Rico
Charlotte Ander ...
Nina
Jack Barty ...
Simoni
Jimmy Godden ...
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Ricardo is a brilliant singer struggling for success in Venice. He gets a contract in a recording house and his voice becomes famous, but his short stature makes performances still elusive. When he meets Nina he makes her briefly believe his tall and handsome friend Rico is the singer. English version of the original German release the previous year also played by tenor Joseph Schmidt, one of his few pictures.. Written by BSK

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22 September 1934 (UK)  »

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Alternate-language version of Ein Lied geht um die Welt (1933) See more »

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Wonderful voice,hauntingly sad
20 November 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of Joseph Schmidt before I saw this film.Now I will never forget him.An unforgettable voice with a career that was blighted by the Nazis.He even had so little ego to allow his lack of stature to be characterized by this film.Despite playing with experienced actors such as John Loser and Jack Barry he wipes the floor with them.Loser as usual is as wooden as ever and Jack Barry mugs outrageously.Loser is even expected to perform a clowns routine.The rather silly story is about Schmidt's infatuation for a woman who prefers the attentions of Loser.You wonder if someone such as Alan Ladd would have agreed to make a film highlighting his diminutive size.


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