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Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 24 December 1954 (USA)
Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Director:

Stanley Donen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Ferrer ... Sigmund Romberg
Merle Oberon ... Dorothy Donnelly
Helen Traubel Helen Traubel ... Anna Mueller
Doe Avedon ... Lillian Harris Romberg
Walter Pidgeon ... J.J. Shubert
Paul Henreid ... Florenz Ziegfeld
Tamara Toumanova ... Gaby Deslys
Paul Stewart ... Bert Townsend
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Harris
David Burns ... Lazar Berrison, Sr.
Jim Backus ... Ben Judson
Douglas Fowley ... Harold Butterfield
Rosemary Clooney ... Performer in 'That Midnight Girl'
Gene Kelly ... O'Brien Brother - Performer in 'Dancing Around'
Fred Kelly Fred Kelly ... O'Brien Brother - Performer in 'Dancing Around'
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Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

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M-G-M's Finest Musical in Color


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romberg Story See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview José Ferrer disclosed that he had to redo the "Jazza-Jazza-Doo-Doo" routine several times because the crew kept laughing out loud and interfering with the sound track. The director finally cleared the set of everyone not needed to film the segment and this time they got it on film. See more »

Goofs

No mention is made of Romberg's first marriage. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Donnelly: You have talent. That's very rare in the theater.
Sigmund Romberg: You have a warm smile. That's even rarer.
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Connections

References New Moon (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by José Ferrer, Helen Traubel and chorus
Originally from the film The Night Is Young (1935)
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Uneven (like most bios), but not without its rarities.
15 April 2005 | by movibuf1962See all my reviews

This film is a curiosity more than anything else. Like most of MGM's alleged composer biographies, it distorts the details of the composer's actual life (in this case Broadway operetta composer Sigmund Romberg), but hangs all of his magnificent songs on an all-star coat rack. And there lies the attraction: seeing Gene Kelly in his only on-screen appearance with real life brother Fred; Jose Ferrer performing with real life bride Rosemary Clooney (in all of her stunning beauty); and his friend and business compatriot Helen Traubel trilling away-- most effective in the beautiful and uncluttered "Softly" and the lush "Aufwiedersen" for the ears of a dying Merle Oberon (was librettist Oberon supposed to have a crush on composer Ferrer?). Also choice is Ann Miller's Charleston tap dancing (and she looked great in that red dress); and super-babe Cyd Charisse in an 'Arabian Nights' ballet with James Mitchell (maybe the single most erotic dance performed on film): "One Alone--" in an incredibly sexy, nearly all-lace gown.


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