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Song of Love (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 9 October 1947 (USA)
Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Ivan Tors, Irma von Cube (as Irmgard von Cube) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Hepburn ... Clara Wieck Schumann
Paul Henreid ... Robert Schumann
Robert Walker ... Johannes Brahms
Henry Daniell ... Franz Liszt
Leo G. Carroll ... Professor Wieck
Elsa Janssen ... Bertha (as Else Janssen)
Gigi Perreau ... Julie Schumann
'Tinker' Furlong 'Tinker' Furlong ... Felix Schumann
Ann Carter ... Marie Schumann
Janine Perreau ... Eugenie Schumann
Jimmy Hunt ... Ludwig Schumann
Anthony Sydes Anthony Sydes ... Ferdinand Schumann
Eilene Janssen ... Elise Schumann
Roman Bohnen ... Dr. Hoffman
Ludwig Stössel ... Haslinger (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Storyline

Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A Love Story So Beautiful It Was Set to Music!

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Love Story See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Friday 13 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Sunday 9 March 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by New York City 29 November 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 9 December 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Connections

Featured in TCM Guest Programmer: Renee Fleming (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody in G Minor, Opus 79, No. 2
(excerpts) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
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Why Song of Love is unfairly ignored
18 June 2004 | by v_hawkins2003See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie since the 60's. It is never shown at Hepburn retrospectives and I suspect that is because Clara Schumann--a married woman with a lot of children--is deemed some sort of affront to the Hepburn image or feminism or both.Their social circumstances may have been very different but the Clara Schumann I have read about shared many of Kate's qualities--energy, ambition,frankness and a frantic devotion to the seriously troubled man she chose to share her life with.People who deride the film usually never saw it. Or maybe they do not like classical music but want to hide their feelings behind claims of historical inaccuracies I would like to know more about the director Clarence Brown


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