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The Eddy Duchin Story

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Original title
The Eddy Duchin Story
Running time
123 min.
United States United States
Samuel Taylor (Story: Leo Katcher)
George Duning
Harry Stradling Sr.
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Columbia Pictures
Drama. Musical | Biography
Movie Groups
Leo Katcher Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The era of the big bands, grand ballrooms, and casino nightlife comes alive in The Eddy Duchin Story, a musical biography of the talented pianist and bandleader who set New York society on its ear in the 1930s and 1940s. Tyrone Power portrays a determined Duchin, who arrives in Manhattan dreaming only of a "red Stutz bearcat and a bankroll as big as the Ritz." With the first note he plays, Duchin steals the heart of society girl Marjorie Oelrichs (Kim Novak), who teaches Duchin that love, not money, brings happiness. But as soon as that happiness is purchased, a tragedy happens, leaving Duchin alone with a newborn son and no will to live. George Sidney directs this moving story about a man who discovers too late the real wonder of life.
1956: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Sound, OST (Musical), Cinematography color, Story
1956: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1956: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Musical Screenplay
1955: Golden Globes: Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Victoria Shaw)
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