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Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 24 December 1954 (USA)
Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.


Stanley Donen




Cast overview, first billed only:
José Ferrer ... Sigmund Romberg
Merle Oberon ... Dorothy Donnelly
Helen Traubel Helen Traubel ... Anna Mueller
Doe Avedon ... Lillian Harris Romberg
Walter Pidgeon ... J.J. Shubert
Paul Henreid ... Florenz Ziegfeld
Tamara Toumanova ... Gaby Deslys
Paul Stewart ... Bert Townsend
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Harris
David Burns ... Lazar Berrison, Sr.
Jim Backus ... Ben Judson
Douglas Fowley ... Harold Butterfield
Rosemary Clooney ... Performer in 'That Midnight Girl'
Gene Kelly ... O'Brien Brother - Performer in 'Dancing Around'
Fred Kelly Fred Kelly ... O'Brien Brother - Performer in 'Dancing Around'


Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

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Donna Reed was initially cast as Lillian Harris Romberg, but production delays with The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) led her to be replaced with Doe Avedon. See more »


Songs are not presented in the correct chronological order in which they were written, nor from the shows in which they were introduced. For example, "Maytime" was a 1917 show, not a 1920s show, as presented here. "Softly, as In a Morning Sunrise" came from "New Moon" (1928) and was not written a decade earlier for Gaby Deslys; "It" was from "The Desert Song" (1926), a much later show than "Artists and Models", as presented here. See more »


Dorothy Donnelly: You have talent. That's very rare in the theater.
Sigmund Romberg: You have a warm smile. That's even rarer.
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References New Moon (1930) See more »


'Allo, 'Allo
Performed by Tamara Toumanova (dubbed by Betty Wand (uncredited)
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(Almost) completely forgotten Broadway musical genius !
5 April 2006 | by gloandwarSee all my reviews

If you doubt the summary comment, ask a few of your friends under the age of 55 if they've heard of Sigmund Romberg (Sigmund who)? Since I took piano lessons as a kid - I did - yet when I stumbled upon this film in my local library I thought "when did this come out" (I was in the service overseas at the time). I was totally blown away by the musical score and the performances. By the way, this is about the only musical film I've seen structured as a Broadway musical play - overture through finale. The last number of the first act, so the speak, was Jane Powell and Vic Damone singing "Will you Remember" from "Maytime". This show was such a success a second company opened across the street - only time in Broadway history!

See for yourself, then try to find "The Student Prince" and watch that - and listen. He composed about 600 or 700 songs for Broadway. By the way, did you know Gene Kelly had a song and dance man brother? You'll see them together the only time in "Deep in my Heart"

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English | French

Release Date:

24 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romberg Story See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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