The Magic Bow

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The life and loves of violin virtuoso Paganini, heavily fictionalised to include a duel and the pawning of his beloved Stradivarius. Hokum, of course, but lent bravura by Knowles' vivid direction and camerawork (he also made the wonderful Jassy for Gainsborough), and just a touch of authenticity by having Yehudi Menuhin ghost the fiddling.

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Director: Bernard Knowles
Screenwriter: Roland Pertwee
Cast: Stewart Granger
Phyllis Calvert
Jean Kent
Dennis Price
Cecil Parker
Felix Aylmer
Frank Cellier