Song Without End Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Song Without End the Movie

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This musical biography of 19th century Hungarian pianist/composer Franz Lizst is given the Hollywood treatment. The lavish production emphasizes Liszt's scandalous exploits with married women and his life among the royal courts of Europe rather than his musical talents. Features music from several composers including Handel, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann. This film marked the debut of Capucine. Director Vidor died during filming and Cukor stepped in, so there is a noticeable change in style. Although there is much to criticize in the story, the music is beautiful.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Biopics: Musicians, Period Piece: 19th Century
Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Genevieve Page, Patricia Morison, Ivan Desny, Martita Hunt, Lou Jacobi
James Wong Howe
Charles Vidor, George Cukor
Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman


Oscars 1960: Scoring/Musical; Golden Globes 1961: Film--Mus./Comedy.

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