Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Because of his Jewish heritage, fabled German singing star Joseph Schmidt was forced out of his native country in the 1930s by Hitler's minions. He moved to France, where he was likewise banished when the Nazis marched into Paris in 1940. Two years later, Schmidt died in a Swiss internment camp. Thus, the "new" 1951 release The Joseph Schmidt Story, wherein the star played himself, was not new at all but a reissue of the 1933 film Ein Leid Geht Um Die Welt (filmed simultaneously in German and English versions). The storyline is the old one about the immensely popular showbiz celeb who is unable to find lasting romantic happiness. Unlucky in love, Joseph Schmidt is incredibly fortunate in his chosen profession, and the film ends as Schmidt achieves lasting fame as a radio and recording star.
love, love-triangle, romance, songwriter, stars [celebrities]