Music teacher Christine Radcliffe thought her love Karel Novak died in the war. When he miraculously returns, she realizes she loves him more than ever and insists they marry. However, a wealthy composer, Hollenius with whom she had become involved after learning her real love had supposedly died, refuses to let her go and at her wedding reception offers Karel the chance to solo his new cello concerto and a chance at success... but is he planning to ruin Karel's music career and their marriage?
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When Davis first meets Henreid in his dressing room, the orchestra begins to play Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Schubert's picture can be seen hanging on the wall during that scene. See more
A "dress rehearsal" is one where a production is run through with all aspects of the final performance (other than the paying audience, of course). At the dress rehearsal for the concerto, no one is wearing performance clothing, the lighting is full up, and the set is not arranged as it is for the actual performance. See more
Oh, Alex, if only I could believe you.
That is a luxury beyond your present means, my dear. If you want to believe other people, you better give up lying yourself.
Referenced in All About Bette
Cello Concerto in D major
Written by Joseph Haydn
(as Franz Josef Haydn)
Performed by Paul Henreid
(dubbed by Eleanor Slatkin
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