The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Jerry Wald and Jonie Taps.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||Harry Stradling||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Morris Stoloff, George Duning||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Leo Katcher||Nominated|
Musical Monday: The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)on Jan 24, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)... Read full article
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The characters of "Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Wadsworth" are fictionalized versions of the real-life Mr. and Mrs. W. Averall Harriman, Marjorie Duchin's uncle and aunt. Averell Harriman was the heir to his father's, E.H. Harriman, railroad fortune, and devoted most of his life to public service, including stints as US ambassador to the Soviet Union and to the Paris Peace talks during the Vietnam War. At the time "The Eddy Duchin Story" was released (1956), Harriman was in the midst of his term (1955-1959) as Governor of New York, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination that year.
The Central Park Casino was portrayed in the movie by the famed Tavern on the Green, also located in Central Park, since by the time of filming in the mid-50s the Casino was long gone.
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