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Song of Norway (1970)

Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

Director:

Andrew L. Stone

Writers:

Homer Curran (play), Milton Lazarus (musical play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toralv Maurstad Toralv Maurstad ... Edvard Grieg
Florence Henderson ... Nina Hagerup
Christina Schollin ... Therese Berg
Frank Porretta ... Richard Nordraak
Harry Secombe ... Bioernstjerne Bjoernson
Robert Morley ... Berg
Edward G. Robinson ... Krogstad
Elizabeth Larner Elizabeth Larner ... Mrs. Bjoernson
Oskar Homolka ... Engstrand
Frederick Jaeger ... Henrik Ibsen
Henry Gilbert Henry Gilbert ... Franz Liszt
Richard Wordsworth ... Hans Christian Andersen
Bernard Archard ... George Nordraak
John Barrie ... Mr. Hagerup
Wenche Foss Wenche Foss ... Mrs. Hagerup
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Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

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Taglines:

A song for the heart to sing...for the world to love!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção da Noruega See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The only American film made by leading Norwegian actor Toralv Maurstad. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The French Connection (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhyme and a Reason
Music by Edvard Grieg
Music Adaptation and Lyrics by Chet Forrest (as George Forrest) and Bob Wright (as Robert Wright)
Performed by Florence Henderson and child chorus
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Dull dull dull
8 April 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A horrible biography of composer Edvard Grieg's early life. It was shot on location in Scandanavia. The scenery is just beautiful and the music is fantastic--even the songs (based on Grieg's music) aren't bad. The problem? Everything else. The story is just non-stop clichés; the movie is way too long (2 1/2 hours); the dance numbers are badly staged and hysterically lousy and the acting...let's put it this way...Florence Henderson gives the best performance! Grieg himself is played by Toralv Mausted. Ever hear of him? Didn't think so. There's a reason for this. Also there are over FORTY songs shoved into this movie. Like I said, they aren't bad, but it gets to be a bit much after a while.

I'm giving this a 3 for the scenery and music but everything else is hopeless. Easily one of the worst musicals ever made. Too bad--the scenery is truly gorgeous.


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