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The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Approved | | Biography, Music, Musical | 29 December 1939 (USA)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Allan Jones ... John Ramsey
Mary Martin ... Louise Hall
Walter Connolly ... Victor Herbert
Lee Bowman ... Dr. Richard Moore
Judith Barrett ... Marie Clark
Susanna Foster ... Peggy
Jerome Cowan ... Barney Harris
John Garrick ... Warner Bryant
Pierre Watkin ... Albert Martin
Richard Tucker ... Michael Brown
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... George Faller
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Forbes
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Mrs. Victor Herbert
James Finlayson ... Lamplighter
Sandra Lee Richards Sandra Lee Richards ... Peggy - as a Young Girl
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HE TAUGHT THE WORLD TO SING OF LOVE! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celos de gloria See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$301,700
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film appearance by Mary Martin. She had previously provided the singing voice for Gypsy Rose Lee in an earlier film. See more »

Soundtracks

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
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A TIMELESS STORY OF GREAT MUSIC-NOT A BIO BUT BETTER!
5 May 2003 | by JTBWRITERSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my mothers favorites, a story not of the life of Victor Herbert but a fictionalized account of his impact on those who sang his works. Mary Martin shines and gives only a glimpse of the beautiful voice soon to be featured on Broadway. For those who doubt her range and depth of talent, her early work on Decca Records confirms the talent she possessed-how unfortunate for Hollywood that "The Great Victor Herbert" is one of the few times she was showcased in her proper element! The love story is a tearjerker with the old time happy ending engendered by the radiant Susanna Foster. I hope someday this movie is out on video so that future generations can see the talent only tapped in this movie!


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