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Interrupted Melody Details

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Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. Eleanor Parker plays Ms. Farrell, while her vocal renditions, ranging from selections from Eleanor Parker to MGM's own Eleanor Parker, were dubbed by Eileen Farrell, who would be with the Met from 1960-1966. The story traces Marjorie's long, hard road to the top, her success on two continents, and her turbulent marriage to American doctor Thomas King. While touring South America, Lawrence is stricken with polio, which not only abruptly ends her career but briefly robs her of the will to live. The rest of the film is devoted to Ms. Lawrence's emergence from depression and her triumphant comeback. William Ludwig and Sonya Levien shared an Academy Award for their cinemadaptation of Marjorie Lawrence's autobiography. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Ludwig Best Story and Screenplay 1955 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eleanor Parker Best Actress 1955 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sonya Levien Best Story and Screenplay 1955 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Helen Rose Best Color Costume Design 1955 Nominee

Cast

Glenn Ford
as Dr. Thomas King
Eleanor Parker
as Marjorie Lawrence
Roger Moore
as Cyril Lawrence
Cecil Kellaway
as Bill Lawrence
Evelyn Ellis
as Clara
Ann Codee
as Madame Gilly
Stephen Bekassy
as Comte Claude des Vigneux
Sandy Descher
as Suzie
Alex Frazer
as Adjudicator
Doris Merrick
as Nurse
Jack Raine
as Mr. Norson
Penny Santon
as Gilly Secretary
Claude Stroud
as Tenor
Eileen Farrell
as Vocal student
Fiona Hale
as Eileen Lawrence
Doris Lloyd
as Volunteer Worker
Stuart Whitman
as Man on Beach
Dick Simmons
Doris Merrick
as Nurse
Penny Santon
as Gilly Secretary
Claude Stroud
as Tenor
Fiona Hale
as Eileen Lawrence
Sandy Descher
as Suzie
Stuart Whitman
as Man on Beach
Doris Lloyd
as Volunteer Worker
Eileen Farrell
as Vocal student
Jack Raine
as Mr. Norson
Alex Frazer
as Adjudicator

Crew

Curtis Bernhardt
Director
Jack Cummings
Producer
William Ludwig
Screenwriter
Sonya Levien
Screenwriter
Marjorie Lawrence
Book Author
Marjorie Lawrence
Screenwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel
Cinematographer
Harold Gelman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Adolph Deutsch
Musical Direction/Supervision
Adolph Deutsch
Composer (Music Score)
Vladimir Rosing
Musical Direction/Supervision
Saul Chaplin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
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