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With a Song in My Heart (1952)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 4 April 1952 (USA)
A musical career of a talented singer soars up.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writer:

Lamar Trotti
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Jane Froman
Rory Calhoun ... John Burn
David Wayne ... Don Ross
Thelma Ritter ... Clancy
Robert Wagner ... GI Paratrooper
Helen Westcott ... Jennifer March
Una Merkel ... Sister Marie
Richard Allan ... Dancer / Tenor
Max Showalter ... Harry Guild
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Oliver Ed Oliver ... Bandleader (as Eddie Oliver)
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Storyline

After landing a job singing on the radio, Jane Froman marries musical accompanist Don Ross. Under Don's management, Jane rises to stardom and is invited to perform for the troops during World War II. En route, her plane goes down, leaving Jane with serious leg injuries. While on the mend, Jane begins a romance with John Burn, a wounded military pilot. She intends to return to singing, but with two men in her heart, life is ever more complicated. Written by Jwelch5742

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Trivia

Several studios and producers sought to buy the film rights to Froman's story, including MGM, Warner Bros., Samuel Goldwyn, and RKO. Froman chose to go with 20th Century-Fox after speaking with producer Lamar Trotti, even though MGM had offered her $25,000 more. See more »

Quotes

Don Ross: You're a very nice looking young lady. I thoroughly approve of both your face and contour. For all I know you may even have a good voice. Shall I go on?
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Connections

Referenced in That Girl: My Sister's Keeper (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoe That Corn
Written by Max Showalter and Jack Woodford
Performed by Max Showalter and David Wayne
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A story that has inspired many
2 October 2004 | by barseulSee all my reviews

Susan Hayward portrays superbly the beautiful and courageous Jane Froman in this moving biographical story of the talented singer who suffered severe physical injuries when her plane crashed on a USO tour during World War II, yet who rose to the top again through her determination and faith. Her struggle greatly influenced the morale of the war wounded, as well as an entire generation of teenagers, myself included, when this movie first appeared in 1952. Today there is a resurgence of interest in the singer and her classically trained voice, considered one of the best of her time. This movie is an excellent record of Jane Froman's own voice, as it is her voice on the soundtrack, singing 26 songs representing the finest songwriters of the day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

4 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jane Froman Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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