The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)





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This biopic chronicles the life of Eddy Duchin, a popular pianist whose life was tragically cut short by leukemia at the apex of his career. The tale begins during the late '20s when Duchin moved from Beantown to the Big Apple to find a job in a pharmacy. Instead he encounters socialite Marjorie Oelrichs who gets him hired as a pianist at the Central Park Casino where he becomes a big hit and decides to abandon his career to become a full-time musician. His success inspires him to ask for … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Samuel Taylor, Leo Katcher, Samuel A.Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 16, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Eddie Duchin

as Marjorie Oelrichs

as Chiquita

as Lou Sherwood

as Peter Duchin as a Bo...

as Peter as a Young Chi...

as Mr. Wadsworth

as Mrs. Wadsworth

as Mrs. Duchin

as Leo Reisman

as Mr. Duchin

as Philip

as Native boy

as Mayor Jimmy Walker

as Seaman

as Young Man

as Young Man

as Range Recorder Opera...

as Mrs. Rutledge

as Piano Tuner

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Eddy Duchin Story

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Blah biopic

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Good production values and melodic music partly compensate for George Sidney's sentimental and cliche biopic of the noted composer, played by a miscast Tyrone Power.

Full Review… | June 13, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Eddy Duchin Story

I saw this on TV, so I didn't see the beginning, but I really liked the rest of the movie. The cast is good, and the story interesting, even though I'd never heard of Duchin before.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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