In the late 20’s, the talkative newly graduated in pharmacy and aspirant piano player Eddy Duchin comes from Boston to New York expecting to play with the orchestra of Leo Reisman at fancy New York’s Central Park Casino. He plays in the intermission and becomes a successful piano showman.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
It’s not a movie that gets revived often, but it’s certainly one of the best Hollywood weepies of the 50s, comparable to the best of Douglas Sirk in both its imaginative mise en scene and its strong feeling.
I admit it, I had never heard of Eddy Duchin before watching this biopic. The film is about a doomed success and love story and is not very gay. Tyrone Power is too old for the role when Duchin arrives in NYC. I loved the costume and production design though and above all Kim Novak who's really angelic here. Recommended to movie lovers.