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This musical biography of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg ([[Performer~P46593~Torval Maurstad~toralvmaurstad]]) is based on the play of the same name. Living in poverty after graduating from a music conservatory, Grieg scandalizes his family by marrying his cousin Nina ([[Performer~P31698~Florence Henderson~florencehenderson]]). Grieg has an affair with a former schoolmate, Therese Berg ([[Performer~P63802~Christina Schollin~christinaschollin]]), a wealthy woman who makes a deal with her influential father to end the romance if he'll arrange a concert for Grieg in Stockholm. Grieg eventually travels to Rome, where his significance as an artist begins to find appreciation. His association with Therese is not really finished and Grieg's humble piano, a gift from the self-sacrificing Nina, is overshadowed by Therese's gift of a grand piano. Back to back with the subsequent and equally unsuccessful The Great Waltz (1972), the last two films of writer, producer, and director [[Performer~P218635~Andrew Stone~andrewstone]] ended his nearly 50 year career. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Toralv Maurstad
as Edvard Grieg
Florence Henderson
as Nina Grieg
Christina Schollin
as Therese Berg
Frank Porretta
as Rikard Nordraak
Robert Morley
as Berg
Harry Secombe
as Bjornsterne Bjornson
Edward G. Robinson
as Krogstad
Elizabeth Larner
as Mrs. Bjornson
Oscar Homolka
as Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger
as Henrik Ibsen
Bernard Archard
as George Nordraak
Richard Wordsworth
as Hans Christian Andersen
John Barrie
as Hagerup
Ronald Adam
as Gade
Aline Towne
as Mrs. Thoresen
James Hayter
as Berg's Butler
Erik Chitty
as Helsted
Manoug Parikian
as Violinist
Richard Vernon
as 1st Councilman
Ernest Clark
as 2nd Councilman
Elizabeth Lamers
as Mrs. Bjomson
Hermione Farthingale
Robert Rietty
as Winding
Jeffrey Taylor
Charles Lloyd Pack
as Chevalier
Susan Richards
as Aunt Aline
Tracey Crisp
as Receptionist
Carl Rigg
as Capt. Hansen

Crew

Milton Lazarus
Screenwriter
Davis Boulton
Cinematographer
Lee Theodore
Composer (Music Score)
George Forrest
Composer (Music Score)
Fiorella Mariani
Costume Designer
Jack Kinney
Animator
Lee Theodore
Choreography
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