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Night Song (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Music | 1948 (UK)
When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Dan
... Cathy
... Miss Willey
... Chick
... Artur Rubinstein
Eugene Ormandy ... Eugene Ormandy
... Connie
... George
... Jimmy
Jane Jones ... Mamie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Flower Vendor (scenes deleted)
... Bartender (scenes deleted)
Hector V. Sarno ... Proprietor (scenes deleted) (as Hector Sarno)
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Storyline

Cathy Mallory, beautiful socialite who prefers classical music, is taken by friends to a back-alley dance club. There, she meets blind pianist Dan Evans, who plays in Chick Morgan's swing band but seems to be a composer of great promise. Attracted but spurned, Cathy feigns blindness herself to get past Dan's bitter facade, scheming to get him to the doctor who can restore his sight...and to Carnegie Hall. But her actions bring about several twists in their relationship... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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His Music Told of Love He Dared Not Whisper!

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Drama | Romance | Music

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1948 (UK)  »

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Memory of Love  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 29, 1950 with Dana Andrews reprising his film role. See more »

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Referenced in Suspense: Dead Ernest (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by "Chick Morgan Band"
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Succeeds on many levels
12 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you ask me, this film seems undervalued or under-appreciated. I don't know why. RKO's NIGHT SONG stars Dana Andrews as a blind pianist and Merle Oberon as the woman who loves him. The music is wonderful, and while the plot is full of melodramatic complications and a liberal amount of hokum, it still manages to entertain and engage the audience because the characters are well-drawn and well played. The film boasts the added bonus of having Ethel Barrymore and Hoagy Carmichael in the supporting roles.

In some ways, NIGHT SONG reminds me of MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, where Irene Dunne (or Jane Wyman, take your pick) experiences blindness and manages to find love in an unlikely source.

While not considered an 'essential' (in the TCM sense of the word), NIGHT SONG is a studio film that is very well put together and succeeds on many levels.


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