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Hoping to recapture the success of its 1945 Frederic Chopin biopic Frederic Chopin Columbia Pictures concocted the 1960 Technicolor costume drama Song Without End. Dirk Bogarde is cast as musical genius Franz Liszt. Bogarde's piano scenes are dubbed with another's singing voice, but this hardly matters in that the film is preoccupied with Liszt's infamous romantic entanglements. The crux of the matter is Liszt's desire to wed the already married Russian princess Carolyne (Capucine), which will necessitate an unpleasant breakup with his current lover, Countess Marie (Genevieve Page). Director Charles Vidor died after only a few weeks on the picture; he was replaced by George Cukor, who graciously insisted that Vidor be billed in letters larger than his. The chief selling point of Song Without End is its wall-to-wall music; the film won an Oscar for "best musical arrangement." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dirk Bogarde Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1960 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Capucine Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Morris W. Stoloff Best Musical Score 1960 Winner

Cast

Dirk Bogarde
as Franz Liszt
Capucine
as Princess Carolyne
Geneviève Page
as Countess Marie
Patricia Morison
as George Sand
Ivan Desny
as Prince Nicholas
Martita Hunt
as Grand Duchess
Lou Jacobi
as Potin
Albert Rueprecht
as Prince Felix Lichnowsky
Marcel Dalio
as Chelard
Walter Rilia
as Archbishop
Alexander Davion
as Chopin

Crew

Charles Vidor
Director
George Cukor
Director
William Goetz
Producer
Oscar Millard
Screenwriter
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Morris W. Stoloff
Composer (Music Score)
Franz Liszt
Featured Music
William Lyon
Editor
Walter Holscher
Art Director
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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