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New Wine (1941)

Biography of composer Franz Schubert


Reinhold Schünzel


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Curtis ... Franz Schubert
Ilona Massey ... Anna
Billy Gilbert ... Poldi
Binnie Barnes ... Countess Marie Duvarre
Sig Arno ... Maestro Frascini
Barnett Parker ... The Duke
Albert Bassermann ... Ludwig van Beethoven
Kenneth Farrell Kenneth Farrell ... The Young Man at Carnegie Hall
Ann Stewart Ann Stewart ... The Young Woman at Carnegie Hall
Gilbert Emery ... The School Principal
George O'Hanlon ... Peppi
Forrest Tucker ... Moritz
Maynard Holmes ... Wilhelm
Marion Martin ... Mitzi
Paul Sutton ... The Farm Foreman


Biography of composer Franz Schubert

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Release Date:

10 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gloria Pictures Corp. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 25, 1945 with Ilona Massey reprising her film role. See more »


Ave Maria
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by the St. Luke's Choir
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Interesting Movie
25 November 2005 | by Melissa AliceSee all my reviews

The movie begins with a man going to a concert. The music played is by Franz Schubert. The scene changes to a school full of boys, being taught music by a young Schubert. However, he is supposed to be a math teacher, so his job doesn't last long.

War begins, and Franz leaves Austria for Hungary, not wanting to fight. He tries to become a sheep shearer but has no skill for it. In the process he meets a lovely young lady named Anna, who works on and/or manages the sheep farm. Schubert finds a piano and begins to play. Thus Anna is introduced to his music, and she falls in love, both with the music and with the man. She is a driving force and encouragement to him and his music.

Franz's struggles as a musician are both amusing and sorrowful to watch in this movie. Franz apparently relies on his (Catholic) faith to get him through.

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