Sunday, April 2, 2017

Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Academy Awards, USA 1940

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Gregg Toland
Best Music, Scoring
Louis Forbes

United Artists
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Violinist Leslie Howard begins an affair with his daughter's piano teacher. He takes her on his next world tour as his accompanist, but she begins to feel guilty about his family. She leaves him and he eventually makes a surprise trip home. Tragedy strikes, reminding everyone of the frailty of life and the importance of family. Ingrid Bergman's Hollywood debut is filmed in luminous black and white by Gregg Toland, but the overwrought melodrama and cloying child performances threaten to spoil it.

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