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Sincerely Yours (1955)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 November 1955 (USA)
Tony Warrin has it all: a popular pianist who plays any style, he has money, great clothes, a penthouse overlooking Central Park, a rich blond fiancée, a loyal brunette secretary secretly ... See full summary »

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Gordon Douglas
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Credited cast:
Liberace ... Anthony Warrin
Joanne Dru ... Marion Moore
Dorothy Malone ... Linda Curtis
Alex Nicol ... Howard Ferguson
William Demarest ... Sam Dunne
Lori Nelson ... Sarah Cosgrove
Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. McGinley
Richard Eyer ... Alvie Hunt
James Bell ... Grandfather Hunt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Brewster ... Girl at Carnegie Hall (scenes deleted)
Ray Montgomery ... Mr. Neff (scenes deleted)
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Tony Warrin has it all: a popular pianist who plays any style, he has money, great clothes, a penthouse overlooking Central Park, a rich blond fiancée, a loyal brunette secretary secretly in love with him, and a date at Carnegie Hall. On concert night, disease deafens him. While medical science works on a cure, he must find other ventures. He learns lip reading and, using high-powered binoculars, eavesdrops on conversations in the park. When he finds people in need, he plays God, interceding with help. Meanwhile, his fiancée is falling in love with another man, his secretary quits, and his doctors give him new hope. Carnegie Hall and true love may be within reach. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eilikrina dikos sou See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liberace made this as the first of a two-picture deal he had with Warner Bros. It did so poorly that Warners paid off the pianist rather than make a second film featuring him. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Warrin: I'm reading a book - Beethoven, His Life and Deafness. He wanted to kill himself, and he had his art... I don't even have my art!
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Liberace is listed in the opening credits with the familiar ornate script of his official concert logo. See more »

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Featured in The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) See more »

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Tea for Two
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Music by Vincent Youmans
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You can't say it isn't entertaining
16 August 2009 | by FANatic-10See all my reviews

While, by any legitimate standard of criticism, "Sincerely Yours" may be a terrible film, I have to say I had a good time watching it. That may have been for all the wrong reasons, but nevertheless...

Maybe no other performer in the history of show business fit the description of "love him or hate him" as well as Liberace. He had a huge and devoted following from the 1950's till his death, while all the rest of humanity either laughed or groaned at the mere mention of his name. This was the one and only film ever built around him, though he made appearances in others. It is, not surprisingly, a campy schmalzfest which makes plenty of room for Liberace's piano playing. The look and decor of the film is really the epitome of 50's kitsch. I won't go into the plot and all the lines and situations which bring a raised eyebrow because it would turn this review into the length of "War and Peace". I must say a word about the hilarious hospital scene at the end, though, where our hero learns whether or not he can hear again after a delicate operation. While William Demerest (Uncle Charlie from "My Three Sons") smokes a cigar in the hospital room, the doctor, played by Edward Platt, the Chief from "Get Smart" (fitting to have these situation comedy stars in this opus) cuts Liberace's bandages off to test his hearing. The sight of his chubby-cheeked, smooth face against the pillow offset by his famous wavy silver hair in disarray brought to mind nothing less than the Bride of Frankenstein!

In all fairness, this is a professionally made film, with that stylized, glossy, sanitized look that most Hollywood films of the 50's had. The supporting cast does the best they can under the circumstances. You'll either gush tears if you typically fall under Liberace's spell or be laughing and groaning your way all through the film, but one way or the other you'll be entertained!


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