With a Song in My Heart (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

With a Song in My Heart (1952)

With a Song in My Heart (1952)

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With a Song in My Heart is the story of popular 1930s songstress Jane Froman, here portrayed by Susan Hayward. We first see Ms. Froman as a humble staff singer at a Cincinnati radio stations, but it doesn't take her long to rise to the uppermost rungs of network radio fame. Jane gratefully marries her agent (David Wayne), but soon both realize they're not truly in love. While touring with the USO during World War II, Jane is in a plane crash, which severely injures her. She nonetheless valiantly makes a professional comeback, and begins a relationship with the pilot (Rory Calhoun) who rescued her. Jane Froman herself provided the vocals for With a Song in My Heart, with Susan Hayward doing a topnotch miming job. Watch for Robert Wagner in his starmaking cameo as a shell-shocked GI.

Cast

Susan Hayward
as Jane Froman
Rory Calhoun
as John Burn
David Wayne
as Don Ross
Robert Wagner
as Paratrooper
Una Merkel
as Sister Marie
Helen Westcott
as Jennifer March
Lyle Talbot
as Radio Director
Stanley Logan
as Diplomat
Ernest Newton
as Specialty
Bill Baldwin
as Announcer
Jane Froman
as Herself [singing]
Maude Wallace
as Sister Margaret
Dick Ryan
as Officer
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Critic Reviews for With a Song in My Heart

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Just about as grandiose and mawkish as Hollywood homage can be.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

While not entirely at home in the dancing accompaniment to some of the production numbers, Susan Hayward punches over the straight vocal-simulation and deftly handles the dramatic phases.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Hideously schmaltzy and Hayward's not exactly anyone's idea of musical sparkle. But what songs!

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Five-time Oscar nominee Hayward, as always, gives her best, making With a Song in My Heart a satisfying film on all levels.

January 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

An immensely popular movie, finely performed and intelligently crafted, and typical of the 20th Century-Fox period biopic at its professional best.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for With a Song in My Heart

A tad bit overly sentimental. Susan Hayward cannot be blamed and makes the most of a contrived story.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Wonderful music, great performances by Susan Hayward and Thelma Ritter. Absolutely rousing finale.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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