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Of Men and Music (1951)

Noted music commentator Deems Taylor begins this documentary film by stating that many of the great musicians are also great human beings, and in order to allow the public to get to know ... See full synopsis »

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (Jan Peerce-Nadine Conner sequence), Liam O'Brien (Artur Rubinstein sequence) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Deems Taylor Deems Taylor ... Narrator (voice)
Artur Rubinstein ... Self
Jan Peerce ... Self
Nadine Conner Nadine Conner ... Self
Jascha Heifetz ... Self
Dimitri Mitropoulos Dimitri Mitropoulos ... Self
New York Philharmonic New York Philharmonic ... Themselves
Victor Young ... Self (as Victor Young and His Orchestra)
Emanuel Bay Emanuel Bay ... Self (as Emanuel Bay and His Orchestra)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Dosia Ellen Dosia ... Self
Richard Ellsasser Richard Ellsasser ... Self (Organist)
Frank Ferguson ... Self
Alvin Hammer ... Self
William Johnstone William Johnstone ... Self
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Storyline

Noted music commentator Deems Taylor begins this documentary film by stating that many of the great musicians are also great human beings, and in order to allow the public to get to know them and to preserve an enduring record of their artistry, Twentieth Century-Fox, in cooperation with World Artists Productions, has produced an intimate portrait of several great artists. The film then shows famed pianist Artur Rubinstein as he is practicing and recording an album, and comments on his tireless devotion to his art. Mr. Johnstone, a fictional representative of a film company, meets Rubinstein and tells him about the company's intention to produce a series of films called "Personal Record," which would show musicians at work and at home. Rubinstein is reluctant to participate until Johnstone points out how beneficial it would have been if cameras existed in the time of Frédéric Chopin, so that his techniques and greatness could have been captured for all time. Rubinstein invites ...

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropoi kai mousiki See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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