The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Legendary composer Victor Herbert finds himself in the middle of a conflict between tenor John Ramsey and Ramsey’s wife, singer Louise Hall. As the couple’s marriage deteriorates, it’s revealed that Louise ventured to New York from a small town, met John and married him. John promotes his wife’s career until her fame far surpasses his own. The conflicts that erupt between the couple reflect the content of many of Herbert’s operas.

Director: Andrew L. Stone.
Stars: Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly, Lee Bowman, Susanna Foster, Judith Barrett, Jerome Cowan, John Garrick, Pierre Watkin, Richard Tucker, Hal K. Dawson, Emmett Vogan, Mary Currier, James Finlayson, Sandra Lee Richards.

1940 Academy Awards РNominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black & White (Victor Milner).
1940 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Recording (Loren L. Ryder).
1940 Academy Awards РNominated for an Oscar for Best Music (Phil Boutelje & Arthur Lange).


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this movie.

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One Comment

  1. John A Hudock
    March 8, 2019

    Thanks much! I’ve been looking for a copy of this for ages.

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