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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 5 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

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Febraury 9, 1953 with Susan Hayward, Thelma Ritter and David Wayne reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Jane Froman: [singing] I'll walk alone, Because to tell you the truth, I'll be lonely, I don't mind being lonely, When my heart tells me, You are lonely too...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Dixie
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett (1859)
Performed by Susan Hayward (dubbed by Jane Froman)
Part of American Medley
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Musical biography of a great singer
3 October 2004 | by babuonSee all my reviews

If for no other reason than the extraordinary soundtrack, 20th Century Fox should have already released "With A Song in My Heart" on DVD/VHS. With music written by such diverse composers as Rodgers & Hart; Sammy Fain; Harold Arlen, Peggy Lee, Vincent Youmans, George & Ira Gershwin; Arthur Schwartz Frank Loesser; Jule Stein & Sammy Cahn,and a medley of classic "Americana" songs, it is a musical delight. The vocals, performed by Susan Hayward, but dubbed by Jane Froman, are flawless.

Susan Hayward does a superb job as do David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, and a marvelous supporting cast, including Robert Wagner, Max Showalter and Una Merkle. Only Rory Calhoun seems wooden. It is a story of grit and determination that deserves an audience 50 years later.


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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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