The Mozart Story (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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In a sense, The Mozart Story can qualify as an international production. The balance of the film was lensed in Austria by director Karl Hartl, with Hans Holt as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the songs sung in German. When the American rights to the film were purchased by Screen Guild, director Frank Wisbar supervised the English dubbing, and even lensed a few new scenes, with Wilton Graff as Mozart's great rival Antonio Salieri (later the "protagonist" of the Oscar-winning Amadeus). Also appearing in the newly shot scenes were Carol Forman as Catherine Cavalleria and Anthony Barr as Ruffini. Despite its patchwork construction, The Mozart Story weaves a cogent and credible (if not altogether accurate) version of Mozart's life and work.

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bishop, composer, death, emperor, genius, hatred, jealousy, life, music, musical [play], opera, reflection [mirror]