Jun 8, 2010



USA 1944 / 113 min

Dir: Charles Vidor, cast: Cornel Wilde (Chopin), Paul Muni, Merle Oberon

Plot (from a story by Ernst Marischka) introduces Chopin as a prodigy at 11, with Paul Muni playing the old music master who easily recognizes his genius. When 22, the student and teacher flee to Paris after Chopin refuses to perform for the Russian governor. Young Franz Liszt befriends the newcomer and is directly responsible in getting him recognition.

Cornel Wilde career took off after he played Chopin in this movie (1944), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. So, looking promising.

Czeslaw Wollejko, as Chopin from yesterday, did good job. The movie itself would been better without the unnatural policy, what could been so easily cut out.

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