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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 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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Trivia

Producer Roger Edens' scored a coup in securing Helen Traubel to make her film debut as Anna Mueller. The formidable Wagnerian soprano had recently been fired from the Metropolitan Opera by managing director Rudolph Bing because she had branched out to wet her feet in nightclubs singing popular music. Undaunted, Traubel left the Met and opened in Vegas, where she scored a resounding success. Deep in My Heart (1954) ably showcased her warmth, humor and vocal powers, and the film led to her Broadway debut the following year in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Pipe Dream." See more »

Goofs

Romberg was Hungarian, not Viennese. 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 The Desert Song (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmin
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Performed by Gene Kelly and Fred Kelly
Originally from the musical "Love Birds" (1921)
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Long-winded but worth the wait...
14 November 2000 | by Viewers AnonymousSee all my reviews

The music is, of course, the reason to watch this movie. Jose Ferrer does an admirable job of portraying the composer Sigmund Romberg, and an all-star cast performs some of Romberg's tunes.

Especially noteworthy is Rosemary Clooney, singing, most appropriately, the song "Mr. and Mrs." with her then-husband, Ferrer. "Deep in My Heart" was their only on-screen performance together.

Other memorable moments feature brothers Fred and Gene Kelly dancing and Ferrer performing a one-man show. Altogether, the film is long and somewhat slow but the music makes it worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romberg Story See more »

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

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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