Song of Norway

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Time Out says

A saccharine fantasy biopic of Grieg, with 45 musical numbers, 25 songs, international uvulas, and production line fjords. Grieg lived a life of exemplary dullness, and Stone has tried to ginger it up with white-knuckle cliff-hangers like whether the composer will be able to create an indigenous national music for Norway or not. Edvard, hold the phone. Edward G Robinson plays a piano salesman, Harry Secombe does not play Neddy Seagoon, Little Eyolf fails to show. Life magazine raved: 'Godawful'. The New Yorker wondered whether it had been made by trolls. The Medved Brothers dubbed Florence Henderson, who plays Grieg's wife, 'the female Peter Frampton for the Geritol generation'.
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UK release:

1970

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141 mins

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Alf Messina

I too am DESPERATE for a proper DVD of SONG OF NORWAY. HEAVENLY MUSIC, GLORIOUS SETTINGS & A SUPER CAST. What's not to LOVE about this movie? Leaves the Sound of Music for dead!

Michael Takach

It's about time that SONG OF NORWAY receives a properly restored widescreen DVD and / or blu ray release. Despite what detractors cite as its faults, it is visually and aurally magnificent, and ONE OF THE LAST ABSOLUTELY NEGLECTED, GLORIOUS 70MM FILMS to be properly exhibited to modern audiences who may wish to take another look back at the bygone and now extinct motion picture roadshow era.