This film received its initial telecasts in Washington DC Wednesday 22 October 1947 (as 'The Melody Master') on WTTG (Channel 5), in Los Angeles Sunday 23 November 1947 on the DuMont Television Network's KTLA (Channel 5), in Washington DC Sunday 29 February 1948 on WNBW (Channel 4) and in Chicago Thursday 24 March 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4) and again Saturday 21 August 1948 on WGN (Channel 9) (as 'One Romantic Night'), in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Saturday 9 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Atlanta Tuesday 16 November 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), but its earliest documented telecasts in Detroit did not occur until Thursday 22 September 1949 on WJBK (Channel 2), and in New York City until Sunday 8 November 1949 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »
The movie begins with a man going to a concert. The music played is by Franz Schubert. The scene changes to a school full of boys, being taught music by a young Schubert. However, he is supposed to be a math teacher, so his job doesn't last long.
War begins, and Franz leaves Austria for Hungary, not wanting to fight. He tries to become a sheep shearer but has no skill for it. In the process he meets a lovely young lady named Anna, who works on and/or manages the sheep farm. Schubert finds a piano and begins to play. Thus Anna is introduced to his music, and she falls in love, both with the music and with the man. She is a driving force and encouragement to him and his music.
Franz's struggles as a musician are both amusing and sorrowful to watch in this movie. Franz apparently relies on his (Catholic) faith to get him through.
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