Rise Stevens, well-known for her 23-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, died on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. She was...read more
Possibly the heftiest piece in the picture, the celebrated pianist plays Chopin's 'Heroic' Polonaise, the director Edgar G. Ulmer feeling it as well, in the loosely-dramatic mostly-performance tribute film Carnegie Hall, 1947.
Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby), wrapping up a duet with Carol (Jean Heather), a 'runaway' brought to the parish by the local cop, introduces elderly Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), in Leo McCarey's Going My Way, 1944.
Without ceremony, straight into the music, mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens (as 'Maria') is joined on stage by her husband Nelson Eddy (as 'Karl'), song by Oscar Straus, English lyric by Stanislaus Stange, in MGM's The Chocolate Soldier, 1941.
Marsha Hunt is a maid on the staff, mother of an aspiring pianist (William Prince), their chat leading to another performance, by mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens, star of the Metropolitan Opera, with a selection from her celebrated interpretation of Bizet's 'Carmen,' in Carnegie Hall, 1947.
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Winner of seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, the unforgettable classic Going My Way lights up the screen as it warms the heart. Best Actor winner Bing Crosby shines as Father O'Malley, a young priest new to an established but financially flailing parish. When his philosophies conflict with those of curmudgeonly Father Fitzgibbon (Best Supporting Actor winner Barry Fitzgerald), the result is a timeless story of patience, compromise and - just maybe - understanding. Featuring mesmerizing music including the Academy Award®-winning song "Swinging on a Star," Going My Way exemplifies the silver screen at its golden best! "****! Hard to resist!" (Leonard Maltin)
When young Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) arrives at St. Dominic's, old Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald) doesn't think much of the church's newest member.
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