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The Eddy Duchin Story ()


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The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

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  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
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Eddy Duchin
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Marjorie Oelrichs
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Chiquita Wynn
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Lou Sherwood
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Peter Duchin, Age 12
Mickey Maga ...
Peter Duchin, Age 5
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Sherman Wadsworth
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Edith Wadsworth
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Mrs. Duchin
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Leo Reisman
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Mr. Duchin
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Philip
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Native Boy
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George - Destroyer Captain
Carlyle Mitchell ...
Marjorie's Doctor
Richard Sternberg ...
First Boy
Andrew Paul Smith ...
Second Boy
Lois Kimbrell ...
Nurse
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Piano Tuner (uncredited)
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Young Man at Wadsworths' Party (uncredited)
Arline Anderson ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchard ...
Girl (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Party Guest at Central Park Casino (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
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Xavier Cugat (uncredited)
Dan Dowling ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble ...
Jimmy Walker (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Butler Hixon ...
Charles - the Butler (uncredited)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
Michael Legend ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Peter Norman ...
Walter (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Rick Person ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Howard Price ...
Range Recording Operator (uncredited)
Joan H. Reynolds ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron / Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Gloria Ann Simpson ...
Mrs. Rutledge (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Brad Trumbull ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Richard Walsh ...
Young Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Sidney

Written by

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Samuel A. Taylor ... (screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor)
 
Leo Katcher ... (story)

Produced by

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Jonie Taps ... associate producer
Jerry Wald ... producer

Music by

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George Duning

Cinematography by

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Harry Stradling Sr. ... (as Harry Stradling)

Film Editing by

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Viola Lawrence
Jack Ogilvie ... (as Jack W. Ogilvie)

Editorial Department

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Ralph James Hall ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Walter Holscher

Set Decoration by

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William Kiernan
Robert Priestley

Costume Design by

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Jean Louis ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Clay Campbell ... makeup artist
Helen Hunt ... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seymour Friedman ... assistant director

Sound Department

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George Cooper ... sound
John P. Livadary ... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alan Stetson ... key grip
Val O'Malley ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Carmen Cavallaro ... musician: piano recording
Fred Karger ... music coordinator
Morris Stoloff ... conductor / music supervisor
Paul Dunlap ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Henri Jaffa ... technicolor color consultant
Curtis Harrington ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the late 20's, the talkative newly graduated in pharmacy and aspirant piano player Eddy Duchin comes from Boston to New York expecting to play with the orchestra of Leo Reisman at fancy New York's Central Park Casino. However he had misunderstood the invitation of the maestro and while leaving the place, he meets the wealthy socialite Marjorie Oelrichs that asks Leo Reisman to give a chance to Eddy. He plays in the intermission and becomes a successful piano showman. Two years later, Marjorie and Eddy get married and in the Christmas, Marjorie has a baby, Peter, but she dies after the delivery. Eddy rejects Peter blaming him for the death of Marjorie and only five years later he meets his son. With the World War II, Eddy Duchin breaks up his band and enlists to fight in the war. With the end of the war, Eddy returns to New York with the intention of getting closer to Peter but he sees the boy connected to his friend Chiquita. When Eddy discovers that he has a terminal disease, he proposes Chiquita and they get married. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines There Never Was a Guy Like Eddy! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tu seras un homme, mon fils (France)
  • Eddy Duchin (Spain)
  • La historia de Eddy Duchin (Spain, Castilian title)
  • Souviens-toi, mon amour (Belgium, French title)
  • Rakkauden tähtien alla (Finland)
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  • 123 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The music was played by pianist Carmen Cavallero in his own style. He had a completely different, and more technically precise, style of playing than Eddy Duchin had. If you listen to recordings by both this is clearly evident. See more »
Goofs Eddy Duchin suffered from acute myelogenous leukemia. This blood disease would not have created the hand paralysis shown in the movie. The paralysis was done for dramatic effect. Eddy Duchin died at Memorial Hospital in New York City on February 9, 1951. He was 41. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Cabaret Girl (1956). See more »
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Quotes Eddy Duchin: What I want to know is why! Why do they have to destroy a man twice? You work and work and just when you get... everything. When it gets too good they take it away.
Eddy Duchin: Oh Chiquita, I don't want to die. I don't.
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