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Torch Song (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 1 October 1953 (USA)
A tough but unhappy Broadway star re-evaluates her life when she crosses paths with a blind pianist.

Director:

Charles Walters
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Crawford ... Jenny Stewart
Michael Wilding ... Tye Graham
Gig Young ... Cliff Willard
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Stewart
Harry Morgan ... Joe Denner (as Henry Morgan)
Dorothy Patrick ... Martha
James Todd James Todd ... Philip Norton
Eugene Loring ... Gene, the Dance Director
Paul Guilfoyle ... Monty Rolfe
Benny Rubin ... Charles Maylor
Peter Chong Peter Chong ... Peter
Maidie Norman ... Anne
Nancy Gates ... Celia Stewart
Chris Warfield Chris Warfield ... Chuck Peters
Rudy Render Rudy Render ... Singer at Party
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Storyline

Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior. Written by Kelly

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Tough Baby - a wonderful love story with the star of "Sudden Fear" and for the FIRST TIME you'll see her in TECHNICOLOR!

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Crawford was given complete freedom, without guidance or supervision, to develop her own make-up, hair and costumes for the film. See more »

Goofs

In an old newspaper review, Ty rhapsodizes about Jenny's performance of the song "Tenderly" which he saw her perform on the night before he was shipped off to WWII (and subsequently blinded). In reality, that tune was not written until 1946, a year after war was over. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny Stewart: Hold the record.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow Me
Music and Lyrics by Adolph Deutsch
Sung by Joan Crawford (dubbed by India Adams (uncredited))
Reprised by Rudy Render with singing voice provided by Bill Lee
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User Reviews

 
DVD release 2/12/2008
30 October 2007 | by jbarnes-10See all my reviews

At last this gem of gem's will be on DVD with the debut of the Joan Crawford Collection Vol 2. One can only hope that this is released in its original widescreen format and has been remastered. The VHS print is a little worn and I can hardly wait to the see the extras.

This movie is so bad its a must see, this movie is Joan in color and on steroids as she bulldozes her way through the film. This is camp at camps best. Who else can order "Lobster Newberg and Coffee" for lunch at the studio cafeteria with a straight face other than Crawford... For die hard fans of Joan's more camp later years this one will keep you in stitches.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Torch Song See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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