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Once More, with Feeling! (1960)

Victor Fabian is a musical genius whose eccentricities are kept in check by his wife, until she discovers him "auditioning" a sultry young pianist. She walks out on him and his career ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (play), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yul Brynner ... Victor Fabian
Kay Kendall ... Dolly Fabian
Geoffrey Toone ... Dr. Richard Hilliard
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ... Jascha Gendel / Grisha Gendel
Mervyn Johns ... Mr. Wilbur Jr.
Martin Benson ... Luigi Bardini
Harry Lockart Harry Lockart ... Chester
Gregory Ratoff ... Maxwell Archer
Shirley Anne Field ... Angela Hopper
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Victor Fabian is a musical genius whose eccentricities are kept in check by his wife, until she discovers him "auditioning" a sultry young pianist. She walks out on him and his career promptly starts skidding. The temperamental maestro must again win his scorned wife. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Noch einmal mit Gefühl See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Production Co:

Stanley Donen Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Once More, with Feeling!" by Harry Kurnitz opened at the National Theater in New York on October 21, 1958 and ran for 263 performances. See more »

Quotes

Victor Fabian: Darling, wouldn't you like to slip into something loose?
Dolly Fabian: Yes. A taxi.
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Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
First line sung by Dolly Fabian (Kay Kendall)
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a Stanley Donen masterpiece
29 December 2006 | by densculSee all my reviews

Donen directs a film based on a familiar theme - the ugly side of of genius that is hidden from the public, but all too familiar with valet, wife or agent. Donen manages to make a comedy of it all, without becoming a farce. That is probably due to the acting talents of Yul Brynner, Kay Kendall and the over worked agent played by great character actor Greg Ratoff. The plot may sound silly if one reads the screen play, but as a finished film, it is a delight to watch as three different personalities clash with each other, going in all directions only to end up on the same page at the end. Donen manages to describe genius, art, and a selfish ego and puts it into a package that will not make you laugh, but smile through most of the film. If you like classical music (and Sousa), you have an additional bonus. If you are a musician or played in school, you will recognize some of the tantrums of the conductor and the bulling of musicians who do not give the conductor what he wants.

And one final tribute to the film. Kay Kendall's acting is all the more remarkable because she shows no signs of nearing the end of her life and career. Once More With Feeling was her last film.


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