Deep in My Heart

Deep in My Heart

Director: Stanley Donen Cast: José Ferrer, Helen Traubel, Merle Oberon

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Overview

Deep in My Heart is the MGM-ified biography of composer Sigmund Romberg, here played by José Ferrer. Evidently the scripters didn't feel that the life of Romberg (as set down by author Elliott Arnold, whose book was used as the film's basis) had enough drama to fill out two hours and ten minutes. As a result, the film is overstocked with guest stars, performing such Romberg standards as "One Alone," "Lover Come Back to Me," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Will You Remember," and "Stout-Hearted Men." Among these celebrities are Ann Miller, Vic Damone, Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Rosemary Clooney, and Gene Kelly, the latter performing a dance duet with his seldom-seen brother, Fred. For all the heady competition, it is José Ferrer who renders the most memorable production number: a one-man presentation of the Romberg musical comedy Jazzboat, in which Ferrer assumes all the roles, from star Al Jolson's to the entire female chorus!

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
UPC: 0888574096229
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 5,315

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
José Ferrer Sigmund Romberg
Helen Traubel Anna Mueller
Merle Oberon Dorothy Donnelly
Doe Avedon Lillian Romberg
Walter Pidgeon J.J. Shubert
Paul Henreid Florenz Ziegfeid
Tamara Toumanova Gaby Deslys
Paul Stewart Bert Townsend
Isobel Elsom Mrs. Harris
David Burns Lazar Berrison, Sr.
Jim Backus Ben Judson
Douglas Fowley Harold Butterfield
Russ Tamblyn Berrison, Jr.
John Alvin Mr. Mulvaney
Richard Beavers Bits
Gail Bonney Actor
Robert Carson Orchestra Leader
Cyd Charisse Actor
Rosemary Clooney Guest Star
Vic Damone Actor
Dulce Daye Actor
Robert Easton Cumberly
Mary Ellen Hokanson Miss Cranbrook
Howard Keel Actor
Fred Kelly Actor
Gene Kelly Actor
Mitchell Kowal Oscar Hammerstein
Henri Letondal Francois
Marjorie Liszt Waitress
Tony Martin Actor
Torben Meyer Card Player
Ann Miller Actor
James Mitchell Actor
Kane Nakano Japanese Butler
William Olvis Actor
Maudie Prickett Lady
Joe Roach Groom
Franz Roehn Man
Norbert Schiller Actor
Ludwig Stossel Mr. Novak
Henry Sylvester Judge
Dee Turnell Bride
Jean Vander Pyl Miss Zimmerman
Bobby Watson Florist
Ruben Wendorf Actor
Laiola Wendorff Woman
Else Neft Mrs. Novak
Gloria Moore Actor
Lulu Mae Bohrman Actor
Gordon Wynne Treasurer
Jane Powell Guest

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Adolph Deutsch Musical Direction/Supervision
Roger Edens Producer
Adrienne Fazan Editor
George Folsey Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Eugene Loring Choreography
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Leonard Spigelgass Screenwriter
Robert Tucker Consultant/advisor

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