New Wine

New Wine

Ilona Massey
Director: Reinhold Schünzel Cast: Ilona Massey
Ilona Massey
, Alan Curtis
Alan Curtis
, Binnie Barnes
Binnie Barnes
Reinhold Schünzel


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Also released as The Great Awakening, New Wine purports to recreate an incident in the life of Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Though the real-life Schubert was chubby and homely, he is played on screen by the slim-and-handsome Alan Curtis. Unable to convince the world of his talent, Schubert is on the verge of starvation when he is rescued by a gorgeous patron: Countess Anna, portrayed by Curtis' then-wife Ilona Massey. In the film's most memorable scene, Ludwig Van Beethoven (Albert Basserman) advises Schubert to finish that Unfinished Symphony. It's that kind of picture. At least New Wine is full of glorious music, written by Schubert and his contemporaries and only slightly Hollywoodized in the arrangements.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
UPC: 0089218641397
Original Release: 1941
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 45,152

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ilona Massey Anna
Alan Curtis Franz Schubert
Binnie Barnes Countess
Albert Basserman Beethoven
Billy Gilbert Poldi
Sterling Holloway Bookkeeper
Richard Carle Hasslinger
John Qualen Clerk
Barnett Parker Duke
Sig Arno Maestro
Gilbert Emery Principal
Marion Martin Mitzi
Forrest Tucker Moritz
George O'Hanlon Peppi
Maynard Holmes Wilhelm
Erno Verebes Karl
Paul Sutton Foreman
Lou Merrill Soldier
Ann Stewart Young Girl at Carnegie Hall
Patricia Farr Actor

Technical Credits
Reinhold Schünzel Director
Howard Estabrook Screenwriter
Arthur Guttman Musical Direction/Supervision
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Nicholas Jory Screenwriter
John Mescall Cinematographer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
William Sekely Producer
James Smith Editor

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