One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ...
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken back to the hospital and undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past - a past with a controlling guardian, Nicholas, no friends, kept apart from the man she loved and forced to practice the piano 5-6 hours a day.Written by
According to James Mason's autobiography "Before I Forget", the original actor cast in the role of Nicholas was Francis L. Sullivan, who left to appear in Gabriel Pascal's "Caesar and Cleopatra." Mason suddenly became available when he left "I Know Where I'm Going" after a dispute with Michael Powell. See more »
Near the end, when the doctor and the portrait painter speak about Francesca getting married, the painter is told he needs Mason's permission. She was 17 when she moved in with Mason and it's now 10 years later. At 27, she no longer needs his permission since she is now of age. See more »
A psychologist attempts to lift the psychological veils of a disturbed young pianist.
This utterly enjoyable and utterly daft film tells the tale of a young suicidal pianist. As she slowly confides in her psychiatrist, she begins to understand what she needs to make herself whole and able to play the piano again--basically the love of a man. Which man--her domineering guardian uncle, her musician boyfriend, or the doctor--is only revealed once the last veil has been lifted.
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