Song of Scheherazade (1947)





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This musical offers a highly fictionalized look at the life of Rimsky-Korsakov and the woman who apparently inspired him to write his beloved Song of Scheherazade. According to this version, he is on a world cruise when he meets a sensuous dancer and falls in love. Unfortunately, their different lives keep them apart. Still, the composer has been inspired and pens his most famous tune for a ballet to be premiered at the St. Petersburg Opera House. Imagine his delight when the dancing girl appears to perform the lead. "Gypsy Song," "Navy March," "Song of India," "Arabesque," "Hymn to the Sun," "Flight of the Bumble Bee," "Capriccio Espagnole," Op. 35 ("Fandango"), "Song of Scheherazade," and "Dance of the Tumblers" (Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakov, some lyrics by Jack Brooks).
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Jean-Pierre Aumont
as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Patricia Alphin
as Native Girl
Yvonne De Carlo
as Cara de Talavera
Brian Donlevy
as Captain
Eve Arden
as Mme. de Talavera
Phillip Reed
as Prince Mischetsky
Philip Reed
as Prince Mischetsky
John Qualen
as Lorenzo
Richard Lane
as Lieutenant
George Dolenz
as Pierre
Elena Verdugo
as Fioretta
Rex Ravelle
as Sultan
Mickey Simpson
as Orderly
Sol Haines
as Giant
Florence Rozen
as Little Sister
William Brooks
as Student
William Ching
as Student
Charles Kullmann
as Dr. Klin
Leonard East
as Student
Edward Kelly
as Student
Russ Vincent
as Student
Peter Varney
as Student
Chuck Roberson
as Student
Tom Skinner
as Student
Ernie Mishens
as Student
Marvin Press
as Student
Bill Cabanne
as Student
Don Garner
as Student
George Holmes
as Student
Audrey Young
as Native Girl
Karen Randle
as Native Girl
Joan Shawlee
as French Girl
Theodora Lynch
as Soprano
Richard Alexander
as Attendant
Beverlee Mitchell
as European Girl
Matia Antar
as European Girl
Mary Tyler Moore
as Spanish Girl
Duke Johnson
as Juggler
Ralph Brooks
as Junior Officer
Robert Barron
as Ice Cream Vendor
Emmett Vogan
as Coachman
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