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Song of Love (1947)

Song of Love





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Starring Katherine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, and Robert Walker, this 19th-century costumer relates the lives of German composer Robert Schumann, his wife, Clara Wieck and their young friend, Johanne Brahms. The piano pieces are played by an uncredited Arthur Rubinstein.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ivan Tors, Irma von Cube, Robert Ardrey, Allen Vincent, Mario Silva
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 1991


Paul Henreid
as Robert Schumann
Katharine Hepburn
as Clara Wieck Schumann
Robert Walker
as Johannes Brahms
Henry Daniell
as Franz Liszt
Leo G Carroll
as Prof. Wieck
Jimmy Hunt
as Ludwig
Anthony Sydes
as Ferdinand
Roman Bohnen
as Dr. Hoffman
Ludwig Stossel
as Haslinger
Tala Birell
as Princess Valerie Hoh...
Henry Stephenson
as King Albert
Byron Foulger
as Court Officer
Josephine Whittell
as Lady in Box
Betty Blythe
as Lady with Opera Glas...
Clinton Sundberg
as Dr. Richarz
André Charlot
as Pompous Gent
Mary Forbes
as Woman at Party
Winifred Harris
as Woman at Party
Lela Bliss
as Mrs. Heller
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Critic Reviews for Song of Love

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The basic romance of the Schumanns has been reduced to cloying clichés and the brilliance of Brahms and his acid nature have been sloughed off for just a 'good-old-Charley' type.

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

It's typical of MGM's middle-brow mindset that the tumultuous story of the Schumanns and Brahms puts them on the level of Andy Hardy Goes Classical.

Full Review… | May 16, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Song of Love


A predictable, but sweet romantic drama, about a composer and his wife, and a biography of composer Brahms too.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Several fine classical music excerpts are interspersed with a slow-moving, melodramatic plotline purporting to be the story of Schumann and Brahms, with a little Liszt thrown in for good measure.

I can't say its a great movie, but it's interesting subject matter and it's fun to watch Katherine Hepburn on screen with Robert Walker...although the two seem to have zero chemistry together. However, knowing the background on Walker and what was happening in his personal life, he still manages to give a likable performance, and in turn makes the picture a worthwhile affair. Great classical music is an added bonus.

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