The Magic Bow (1947)





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The dazzlingly handsome Stewart Granger is at least physically well cast as the charismatic 18th century violinist Paganini. The fact that the illusion explodes whenever he opens his mouth mattered not at all to Granger's legions of British female fans. Luckily for the screenwriters, Paganini was as celebrated for his many love affairs as for his musical accomplishments, so it wasn't necessary to cook up a romantic plotline from whole cloth. The actual Paganini solos are performed by Yehudi Menuhin, and in this respect (and this respect only) the film is worthwhile. Magic Bow was another guilty pleasure from Gainsborough Productions, England's principal purveyor of bodice-ripping romances. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Stewart Granger
as Nicolo Paganini
David Horne
as Rizzi
Dennis Price
as Paul de la Rochelle
Betty Warren
as Landlady
Henry Edwards
as Count de Vermand
Yehudi Menuhin
as Soloist
Charles Victor
as Peasant
Eliot Makeham
as Guiseppe
Jean Kent
as Bianchi
Felix Aylmer
as Pasini
Frank Cellier
as Antonio
Mary Jerrold
as Teresa
Marie Lohr
as Countessa de Vermond
O.B. Clarence
as Old Gentleman
Anthony Holles
as Manager
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The music is fantastic of course but this is a stately static bore. Granger's wig and makeup are particularly awful making him look less like an 18th century musician than a painted rag doll.

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