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Unfinished Symphony (1934)

Composer Franz Schubert--broke, struggling and unhappy--gets a break when a wealthy friend wangles him an invitation to a command performance in front of a princess of the royal family. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mártha Eggerth ... Caroline Esterhazy
Helen Chandler ... Emmie Passeuter
Hans Jaray ... Franz Schubert
Eliot Makeham ... Joseph Passenter
Ronald Squire ... Count Esterhazy
Beryl Laverick Beryl Laverick ... Mary Esterhazy
Cecil Humphreys Cecil Humphreys ... Salieri
Hermine Sterler ... Princess Kinsky
Esme Percy ... Huettenbrenner
Frida Richard Frida Richard ... Schubert's Landlady
Paul Wagner Paul Wagner ... Lt. Folliot
Brember Wills ... Secretary
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Composer Franz Schubert--broke, struggling and unhappy--gets a break when a wealthy friend wangles him an invitation to a command performance in front of a princess of the royal family. Schubert performs a version of his new work, "Symphony in B Minor", for the princess, but a misunderstanding results in Schubert storming out of the concert in a rage. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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UK | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leise flehen meine Lieder See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #25.65 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me That You Love Me
Music by Franz Schubert
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
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English Cinema's biographical treatment at its best
8 January 2001 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Anthony Asquith was one of my all-time favorite English director's and this early effort of his clearly shows why. He not only tells the story of Franz Schubert with fine pacing, terrific performances, good photography, and an enchanting score, but he delivers a feel for the mystery of a Schubert even his best friends could never get truly close to. All music lovers should savour the rare moments captured in this forgotten gem. 9/10.


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