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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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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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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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In 1952 there was not a soundtrack album released. For a replacement, Jane Froman rerecorded most of the film score at Capitol Records, resulting in a ten-inch LP that topped the Billboard album chart. When Capitol expanded the LP into a 12-inch disc in 1955, two standards from the movie were added: "That Old Feeling" (music / lyrics by Sammy Fain and Lew Brown), and "I'm Through with Love" (music by Matty Malneck and Fud Livingston, lyrics by Gus Kahn). Ultimately, Froman recorded several versions of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart title song: the voice-over renditions in three film scenes, the finale of her studio album, and a single with a different arrangement, done at a Capitol session that also produced the flip side, another remade ballad from the movie and the LP, Jane's "Billboard"-placing "I'll Walk Alone" (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn). See more »

Quotes

Jane Froman: [singing] Blue moon, Now I'm no longer alone, Without a dream in my heart...
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Connections

References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

THE RIGHT KIND
Written by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Don George and Charles Henderson
Introduced in Road House (1948)
Performed by Susan Hayward (dubbed by Jane Froman), danced with Richard Allan
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Excellent Musical drama
18 December 2000 | by nyteskySee all my reviews

This is a real "Old Hollywood" musical bio pic. Some of the facts may have been altered to suit the plot but the basic truth of Jane Froman's life is there. Great songs, emotion, drama, tears, laughter and romance all in glorious colour. Susan Hayward is at her dramatic best in this feature, engaging, heartwarming and tough. Thelma Ritter is, as always, excellent as a no nonsense nurse, and Robert Wagner, early in his career, has a small, but poignant role. Over the top and totally enjoyable movie experience.


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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

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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