Herbert was very pleased with the film, especially the musical direction of the film's numbers. Very nice review of this musical, an overlooked classic as you point out. I was overwhelmed sitting in that set and listening to the greatest actors of that generation orate day after day. Seriously, Rose Marie, you chose the wrong man. Miss Oberon gives the role an intriguing sadness.
September 10, 2014 On The World in His Arms: said. . In the millennium Romberg's music might seem quaintly dated and not without kitsch, but it has endured as quality show music specific to its kinder gentler era. The costume designer Helen Rose considered Cyd Charisse' outfit in her dance number one of her best designs. Miller — Your Ultimate No. Thus, the audience gets to enjoy musical performances from Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly and his brother, Rosemary Clooney among others. A few scenes of note: I love how the movie starts, slowly, elegantly, and grandly with a full orchestra, as the camera pans probingly, lovingly on the musicians at their instruments I doubt close-ups were ever given to orchestra musicians before or probably since , then finally lands on José Ferrer conducting, and then, bang, the credits.
Thank you, the Lux Theatre broadcast was absolutely marvelous, and far superior, as you have indicated, the film. He wants no part of these Viennese-inspired cupcakes. Shubert and while interrupting J. Thank you so much for helping publicize the Ann Blyth book. My mother was selected to play the wife of Aaron Caldwell, the Chester town selectman in the movie and has a speaking part about the parking meter revenues gathered from outside his general store in the town center. But it is the unlikely cast of this musical that is the most intriguing. Stanley Donen, I think, was an exceptional director of musicals, and his quick style and expressive camera work reminds me a little of the work of Michael Curtiz in a way, the way the camera sweeps, pans, and catches little things.
How nice that Helen Rose counted the Charisse costume in this as one of her favorites; I didn't know that. Ann Miller gams and glams It from The Desert Song. The sound remixes gives the orchestral performances a thrilling fullness across the front soundstage, with the rear channels providing a sense of space and depth. However, neither do I expect a musical, even in the form of a biography of a composer, to be a documentary. I suppose we filmed this around 1959-1960 which is not that long after the ending of the war. Excellent article, Jacqueline, on a most delightful film.
It's one of my favorite M-G-M musicals, though it's not one people immediately think of. Was it a pushback to rock and roll, or just one of those nostalgia trends that occasionally pops up? Cyd is smashing in anything, but this is really a lovely costume for her. The Technicolor colours are totally vibrant, and detail are very strong, all of which allows one to appreciate the elaborate decor and costumes of the many production numbers viewed throughout the film to great effect, so top marks for Warner Archive Collection for achieving a first class image quality that makes this film look so good to view. With the genius of Jose Ferrer as Sigmund Romberg, this movie is a rare colorful treasure of yesteryear to be enjoyed for all time. Cast: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Henreid, Tamara Toumanova dubbed by Betty Wand , Paul Stewart, Isobel Elsom, David Burns, Jim Backus, Rosemary Clooney, Gene Kelly, Fred Kelly, Jane Powell, Vic Damone, Ann Miller, William Olvis, Cyd Charisse, James Mitchell, Howard Keel, Tony Martin, Joan Weldon, Douglas Fowley, Aladdin Violinist uncredited , John Alvin uncredited , Richard Beavers uncredited , Lulu Mae Bohrman uncredited , Gail Bonney uncredited , Else Bäck uncredited , Robert Carson uncredited , Jeanne Dante uncredited , Mary Alan Hokanson uncredited , Mitchell Kowall uncredited , Henri Letondal uncredited , Susan Luckey uncredited , Lane Nakano uncredited , Maudie Prickett uncredited , Joe Roach uncredited , Norbert Schiller uncredited , Ludwig Stössel uncredited , Henry Sylvester uncredited , Russ Tamblyn uncredited , Dee Turnell uncredited , Jean Vander Pyl uncredited , Bobby Watson uncredited and Gordon Wynn uncredited Director: Stanley Donen Producer: Roger Edens Screenplay: Elliott Arnold book and Leonard Spigelgass Composer: Sigmund Romberg, Adolph Deutsch uncredited and Alexander Courage uncredited Cinematography: George J. A true Renaissance man, his abilities not only in dramatic acting, musicianship, languages, and a beautifully silly flare for comedy, Ferrer is perfect in this film. It has enough stars to fill a planetarium, and enough music to warm the hearts of all movie lovers.
Deep in My Heart Deep in My Heart is a 1954 English Film stars José Ferrer , Stanley Donen , Merle Oberon , Helen Traubel , Doe Avedon , Walter Pidgeon , Paul Henreid , Fred Kelly , Russ Tamblyn , John George , Roger Edens , Alexander Courage , Adolph Deutsch , George J. She is with him through thick and thin throughout his career, just as much a part of his life at the beginning as at his triumphant final moments before the fade out. But for Blu-ray a new scan was created at 2k from an interpositive by Warner's Motion Picture Imaging facility that helps to give the film and the Blu-ray a brilliant substantial cleaning and restoration work of the image was undertaken in the digital domain, and a few shots had to be substituted from dupes because of damage and similar issues. The only major Puerto Rican star beside Rita Moreno that ever springs to mind. I happened upon this piece and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. The last day will be June 17th.
The only thing perhaps holding back a modern appreciation of the struggles Romberg faces in this film is that the struggles are over operetta. José Ferrer stars as composer Sigmund Romberg. Muchas de las películas que hoy podemos ver tienen entre sus bandas sonoras algunas de sus temas. The happier news is that this is Helen Traubel's film debut, and she is the authentic star replacing Jeanette MacDonald of this show. Shubert are all rather dismissive of its possibilities.
Five stars are deserved for Roger Edens' scrupulous showmanship, the superior quality of the music and production numbers the sumptuous orchestrations are by Conrad Salinger, Hugo Friedhofer and Alexander Courage , and especially for La Traubel, who is eminently worth watching as with her heftier Star Power she continually outpoints the hapless Ferrer. Stewart to allow him to write the kind of music he wants to write, constantly shoving the score of Maytime in his face, at which Stewart turn up his nose like smelly garbage. Stanley Donen, I think was a totally brilliant and exceptional director of musicals, and his quick style and expressive camera work reminds me a little of the work of Michael Curtiz in a way, the way the camera sweeps, pans, and catches little things and it is never static. Sigmund Romberg has transcended Broadway and Sigmund Romberg is encouraged to conduct a symphonic orchestra in a study of his greatest theatrical achievements, Sigmund Romberg, sort of briefly resists and in short order, Sigmund Romberg thinks better on his decision to delay, and appears on stage at Carnegie Hall. She and Ferrer play off each other well, as much celebrating as parodying the gemütlichkeit of their culture. Think of it as a kind of blogathon. Una película biográfica sobre el autor y compositor musical Sigmund Romberg, el cual ha escrito obras como 'The Student Prince', 'The Desert Song' y 'The New Moon', entre otras.
Embarrassed about this show, he is reluctant to act and sing it in front of his lady friend and her snobby mother, but once persuaded, he throws himself into it, manic and most hysterically funny. Maytime would become one of the colossal hits of Broadway, which finally gave Romberg a leg up on doing the kind of music he wanted. I did love the message that Rose Marie can be herself. In a politically incorrect scene, eggs are put in a toaster and out pops yellow chicks…except that when you turn it up too high, out pop black chicks. But I'm drawing a blank.