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Carnegie Hall Details


Auteur theorists who've charted the career of "cult" director Edgar G. Ulmer have seldom mentioned Carnegie Hall, simply because it was more expensive than most of Ulmer's films and thus can't be regarded a "low-budget masterpiece." The wafer-thin plotline concerns a young immigrant woman (Marsha Hunt) who takes a job as a Carnegie Hall cleaning woman. Her love of music leads her to a better job in the Hall, and after several years she rises to the position of concert organizer. The woman uses her clout to promote her own son's career as a pianist. Carnegie Hall showcases a number of celebrated musicians. Selections include: Arthur Rubinstein performing Chopin's Polonaise in A Flat, Jascha Heifetz performing Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G Major by Tchaikovsky, Ezio Pinza singing both the drinking song from Don Giovanni and one of the arias from Simon di Boccanegra, Lily Pons singing The Bell Song from Lakme by Delibes, and Jan Peerce singing O Sole Mio.The film also includes musical performances by Bruno Walter,Rise Stevens, Gregor Piatagorsky, Harry James, Vaughn Monroe, Leopold Stokowski, and others. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Emile Boreo
as Henry
Marsha Hunt
as Nora Ryan
William Prince
as Tony Salerno, Jr.
Frank McHugh
as John Donovan
Martha O'Driscoll
as Ruth Haines
Harold Dyrenforth
as Walter Damrosch
Jascha Heifetz
as Guest Artist
Harry James
as Guest Artist
Fritz Reiner
as Guest Artist
Artur Rubinstein
as Guest Artist
Vaughn Monroe


Edgar G. Ulmer
Boris Morros
William Le Baron
Seena Owen
Screen Story
Sigmund Krumgold
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Ryerson
Hal Borne