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Gregory Ratoff directed David O. Selznick's richly produced American remake of the Swedish film directed by Gustav Molander and starring Ingrid Bergman, who re-creates her role here. The story -- based on the original screenplay by Molander and Gosta Stevens -- concerns a love affair played out between famed concert violinist Holger Brandt (Leslie Howard) and a young pianist, Anita Hoffman (Ingrid Bergman). Holger has just finished a grand tour and has returned to his home country of Sweden, into the arms of his wife Margit (Edna Best) and two children, Ann Marie (Ann Todd) and Eric (Douglas Scott). But soon Holger falls deeply in love with his children's piano teacher Anita. Holger asks Margit for a divorce, but she demurs, telling Holger he should take time to think the whole thing through. Holger and Anita travel abroad, and Anita becomes acclaimed as a pianist -- but Holger keeps looking at other people's children and begins to wonder whether he should go back to his family. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Louis Forbes Best Score 1939 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gregg Toland Best Black and White Cinematography 1939 Nominee

Cast

Leslie Howard
as Holger Brandt
Ingrid Bergman
as Anita Hoffman
Edna Best
as Margit Brandt
John Halliday
as Thomas Stenborg
Cecil Kellaway
as Charles Moler
Enid Bennett
as Greta Stenborg
Ann E. Todd
as Ann Marie Brandt
Eleanor Wesselhoeft
as Emma
Carl Strom
Erik Berglund
as Charles Moller
Inga Tidblad
as Margit Brandt

Crew

Gregory Ratoff
Director
David O. Selznick
Producer
George O'Neil
Screenwriter
Gustaf Molander
Screen Story
Gregg Toland
Cinematographer
Louis Forbes
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Forbes
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Kern
Editor
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Travis Banton
Costume Designer
Irene
Costume Designer
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