Synopsis by Hal Erickson
April Blossoms is based loosely on incidents in the life of composer Franz Schubert, here portrayed by legendary tenor Richard Tauber. The story concentrates on Schubert's ill-fated romance with Vicki (Jane Baxter), the daughter of a prominent Austria ballet master. Upon realizing that Vicki is enamored of Rudi (Carl Esmond), a titled nobleman, Schubert magnanimously gives her up and even helps to rescue Rudi from arrest for indulging in a "forbidden" romance with a commoner. All of this is set against the backdrop of Vienna in the 1820s, sumptuously re-created in the studios of British International Productions. April Blossoms was distributed in the U.S. by MGM.
aristocracy, commoner, composer, couple, forbidden-love, love, musical [play], old-flame