> MOONLIGHT SONATA - 1937 - PADEREWSKI, CHARLES FARRELL - UK - MOVIE - RARE DVD
MOONLIGHT SONATA - 1937 - PADEREWSKI, CHARLES FARRELL - UK - MOVIE - RARE DVD
Director: Lothar Mendes
Runtime: 85 minutes
Shortly before his desultory political career, famed Polish concert pianist Jan Paderewski starred as himself in the British romantic drama Moonlight Sonata. The bulk of the film is set in Sweden, where Eric Molander (Charles Farrell) professes his love for beautiful young baroness Lindenborg (Marie Tempest). Nearby, a plane carrying Paderewski and several other passengers is forced to land due to bad weather. The travelers take refuge on Lindenborg's estate; one of them, worldly Mario de la Costa (Eric Portman), sweeps Lindenborg off her feet. With Paderewski's implicit assistance, Molander proves that de la Costa is a fortune hunter, paving the way for a fade-out clinch for the hero and heroine.
In addition to the title song, we are treated to such Paderewski "standards" as Chopin's Polonaise and the pianist's own composition Minuet in G Major.
Ignace Jan Paderewski - Himself
Charles Farrell - Eric Molander
Marie Tempest - Baroness Lindenborg
Barbara Greene - Ingrid
Eric Portman - Mario de la Costa
Graham Browne - Dr. Broman
Queenie Leonard - Margit, His Niece
Lawrence Hanray - Bishop
J. Fisher White - Club Member
H.G. Stoker - Club Member
Bryan Powley - Nils the Butler
Sybil Brooke - Anna the Housekeeper
Binkie Stuart - Child
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