Song Without End (1960)

CHARLES VIDOR

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 1960.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by . Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

More like Movie Without End; you’d never believe just how boring Franz Liszt’s life really was until you watch this painfully dry biopic.  enigmatically plays the famed nineteenth-century composer and pianist who enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Wagner as well as the company of many high-born women. His romance with one in particular, played by model-turned-actress , is the main focus of the film. Liszt’s gorgeous music is all over the film, but the wooden screenplay and Capucine’s weak, amateurish performance pulls it down to its demise.

Academy Award:  Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

Golden Globe Award:  Best Picture-Musical
Nominations: Best Actor-Musical/Comedy (Dirk Bogarde); Best Actress-Musical/Comedy (Capucine)

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