Friday, 16 July 2010

Melody for Three (1941)

This slightly odd movie, fairly short at 66 minutes and redeemable due to some good music and a couple of funny scenes, is mainly worth watching for seeing Fay Wray not being abducted by a giant gorilla. It's one of the "Dr Christian" series of films - apparently Jean Hersholt starred as the character in a number of films, but I'd never seen one before.

Melody for Three is about the good doctor's attempts to get a violin teacher (Fay Wray) back together with her ex-husband (they split up over a misunderstanding, it seems), and as a by-product propel her son into super-stardom - dad's a great conductor you see, but the boy doesn't know it.

It's preposterously naive and idealistic, but that doesn't stop it from having some good moments, and it's feel-good in an implausible sort of way.



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