Interrupted Melody (1955) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Jack Cummings.
Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Eleanor Parker||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Helen Rose||Nominated|
|Best Writing||William Ludwig, Sonya Levien||Won|
Musical Monday: Interrupted Melody (1955)on Aug 7, 2017 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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Interrupted Melody?(1955)? M... Read full article
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Marjorie Lawrence: [drinking champagne] Tonight I love the whole world and I want them to know it.
Dr. Thomas King: And tomorrow you'll have a monumental hangover.
Marjorie Lawrence: That's the advantage of going out with doctors.
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Glenn Ford was suffering a lull in his career when offered the part of Dr. King. Even so he made it a condition that he receive top billing, which rightfully belonged to the movies' star Eleanor Parker, or he wouldn't do the part. Ms. Parker says she always cared more about the projects than the billing, but this is one time she regrets giving in because she very much wanted the credit as star of the picture. She also says that Mr. Ford shamelessly tried to upstage her at every chance by walking away from her, and the camera, forcing her to turn her back to the camera to interact with him.
Eleanor Parker can read music and has perfect pitch as a singer. She decided to study the scores of the opera songs used in this film on her own. She rented a cabin in Arrowhead California and played the records while singing along until she had the breathing and phrasing memorized. Then when filming the scenes, instead of lip-synching to the tracks recorded by Eileen Farrell for the movie, Ms. Parker sang full voice (but an octave lower). She is proud of the fact that they never had to do a re-take in order to "match" the tapes - she nailed it on the first take every time.
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