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I've Always Loved You (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 2 December 1946 (USA)
A beautiful young concert pianist is torn between her attraction to her arrogant but brilliant maestro and her love for a farm boy she left back home.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Borden Chase (screenplay), Borden Chase (story "Concerto")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Philip Dorn ... Leopold Goronoff
Catherine McLeod ... Myra Hassman
Bill Carter Bill Carter ... George Sampter (as William Carter)
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Madame Goronoff (as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Felix Bressart ... Frederick Hassman
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Sompter
Vanessa Brown ... Georgette 'Porgy' Sampter at 17
Lewis Howard ... Michael Severin
Adele Mara ... Señorita Fortaleza
Gloria Donovan Gloria Donovan ... Porgy at 5
Stephanie Bachelor ... Redhead
Cora Witherspoon ... Edwina Blythe
Fritz Feld ... Nicholas Kavlun
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A beautiful young concert pianist is torn between her attraction to her arrogant but brilliant maestro and her love for a farm boy she left back home.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 4, 1946 with Catherine McLeod reprising her film role. See more »

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The Republic Pictures logo does not appear on this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in It's a Grand Old Nag (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Catherine McLeod Is Great
14 December 2013 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Catherine McLeod gives a terrific star performance as the luscious center of this ambitious romance film from Frank Borzage.

McLeod plays a young pianist of promise who comes under the wing of a famous and slightly crazed pianist (Philip Dorn) whose demands are limitless. She leaves behind her father's farm and the man (William Carter) who loves her selflessly. Will she marry the mad musician or the simple farmer? More than a standard "woman's picture" or romance, this film features role reversals among the male characters with the lusty, aggressive pianist battling the effete and quiet farmer for the girl's affections. There's also this weird synergy between the girl and the pianist because they share the same passion for music while she seems to have nothing at all in common with the farmer .... except love.

McLeod gives a star-making performance and looks great, but her career never quite took off. Dorn and Carter are perfect as the men orbiting her. Co-stars include Maria Ouspenskaya, Fritz Feld, Felix Bressart, Elizabeth Patterson, Lewis Howard, Vanessa Brown, and Cora Witherspoon. And yes that's the young Andre Previn as the student Dorn dismisses.

Maybe not a masterpiece, but this film from Republic, filled with great music and filmed in lush Technicolor, shouldn't be among the forgotten.


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