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  • While I Live

    I was wondering whether this (depressing) 1947 weepie is the only British movie completely centred on a piece of music (Dream of Olwen). Also, no doubt many of you will know more about Dryhurst Productions, apparently a British production company I never heard of before. Wonderful piece of music, shame about the film.

  • #2
    Well, maybe not centred on it, but Dangerous Moonlight (1941) is certainly dominated by Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto and this started a bit of a vogue in British films to have piano music heavily featured, The Seventh Veil (1945) for example.


    • #3
      The US also had the same vogue.

      'Appassionata' in 1944 used Beethoven's "Appassionata'

      'Humoresque in 1946 with Joan Crawford and John Garfield doing Dvorák's 'Humoresque'

      'The Story of Three Loves' in 1953 had James Mason playing one of Rachmaninoff's 'Rhapsodies On a Theme of Paganini'