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Rhapsody (1954)





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Rhapsody is high-gloss soap opera in the grand MGM manner. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Louise Durant, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of millionaire Nicholas Durant (Louis Calhern). Accustomed to getting whatever she wants, Louise sets her sights on violin student Paul Bronte (Vittorio Gassman). Before long, however, she tires of Paul's all-consuming devotion to his music. Pianist James Guest (John Ericson) is the next moth drawn to Louise's flame. He is willing to put his career on the back burner for her sake -- and becomes an irresponsible drunk in the process. Anxious to win back Paul, who is now a famed concert violinist, Louise tries to rehabilitate James so he will be able to resume his concert activities -- thereby allowing Louise free rein to chase after Paul. Someone's going to have to eat humble pie before all this is over, and that someone has black hair and violet eyes. Rhapsody was adapted from Maurice Guest, a novel by Henry Handel Richardson.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Kanin, Fay Kanin, Ruth Goodman Goetz, Augustus Goetz
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 26, 1993


Elizabeth Taylor
as Louise Durant
Vittorio Gassman
as Paul Bronte
John Ericson
as James Guest
Louis Calhern
as Nicholas Durant
Michael Chekhov
as Prof. Schuman
Barbara Bates
as Effie Cahill
Richard Hageman
as Bruno Furst
Richard Lupino
as Otto Krafft
Celia Lovsky
as Frau Sigerlist
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Cahill
Jack Raine
as Edmund Streller
Brigit Nielsen
as Madeleine
Norma Nevens
as Student Pianist
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Tedious soap opera story filled with classical music.

Full Review… | August 18, 2004
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Beautiful music, ravishing Elizabeth, pedestrian script.

jay nixon

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