A Song to Remember
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A Song to Remember
One of the most successful filmed biographies of the 1940s, A Song to Remember alleges to be the true story of Polish composer Frederick Chopin. Actually, it has about as much relation to truth as a Heckle and Jeckle cartoon, but with such gorgeous creatures as Cornel Wilde and Merle Oberon in the leads, who cared? Though Wilde, as Chopin, is the nominal lead, top billing goes to Paul Muni, hamming his way through the role of Chopin's mentor Professor Joseph Elsner. Reportedly, Muni developed his characterization long before shooting started, refusing to allow the performances of the other… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The music is fine, but the story is not."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The melodrama is pretty forced, but the music is superb."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Indefensible as either art or history, Charles Vidor's Chopin biopic is the absolute textbook definition of kitsch."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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