The Eddy Duchin Story movie trailer - starring James Whitmore, Kim Novak, Rex Thompson, Victoria Shaw, Tyrone Power, Shepperd Strudwick. Directed by George Sidney. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Classic film version of the hit Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical in which an English governess travels to Siam to care for and teach the children of the King. Brynner's signature performance!
Picking up his long dreamed-of Stutz Bearcat, now-successful pianist Eddy (Tyrone Power) jousts with manager Lou (James Whitmore), then splits for the Manhattan party hosted by the snooty aunt and uncle of his designer friend Marjorie (Kim Novak), in The Eddy Duchin Story, 1956.
The morning after his bumpy but good debut at a Manhattan casino, pianist Eddy (Tyrone Power) drops by to thank new friend and decorator Marjorie (Kim Novak), who got him the gig, meeting her affluent aunt and uncle (Frieda Inescort, Shepperd Strudwick), in The Eddy Duchin Story, 1956.
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This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.
The era of big bands, grand ballrooms and casino nightlife comes alive in THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY, a musical biography of the talented pianist and bandleader who set New York society on its ear in the 1930s and '40s. Tyrone Power portrays a determined Duchin, who arrives in Manhattan dreaming only of a "red Stutz Bearcat and a bankroll as big as the Ritz." With the first note he plays, Duchin steals the heart of society girl Marjorie Oelrichs (Kim Novak), who teaches Duchin that love, not money, brings happiness. But as soon as that happiness is purchased, a tragedy happens, leaving Duchin alone with a newborn son and no will to live. George Sidney directs this moving story of a man who discovers too late the real wonder of life. An emotionally rare motion picture scored to the unforgettable music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Oscar Hammerstein.
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