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Symphony of Living (1935)

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75 min | Drama

There is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra and he is about to realize his life-long ambition of appearing as a soloist with the orchestra, when an accident robs him of use of his right hand. His children, upon learning ...See moreThere is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra and he is about to realize his life-long ambition of appearing as a soloist with the orchestra, when an accident robs him of use of his right hand. His children, upon learning of his misfortune, immediately desert him knowing he will no longer provide them with money. So Adolph Greig sinks lower and lower and becomes a street beggar, too proud to ask for help from his friends and unable to find his son or daughter. One night, standing in front of the concert hall, he sinks to the street from hunger and fatigue. He is picked up by two men associated with the orchestra, Mancini and Rozzini, and they take him to Rozzini's and they develop a plan whereby they will set up Greig in a next-door studio where he can give violin lessons. A young violin genius named Carl Rupert shows up and, with the aid of Mancini and Rozzini, Greig starts the boy off on a brilliant career. Or, what promised to be a brilliant career until his long-lost mother shows up. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Charles Belden (story and adaptation) (as Charles Spencer Belden)
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Roland D. Reed (as Roland Reed)
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Updated Jan 20, 1935

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Jan 20, 1935 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Evelyn Brent
Paula Greig Rupert Paula Greig Rupert   See fewer
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Al Shean
Adolph Greig Adolph Greig   See fewer
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Charles Judels
Rozzini Rozzini   See fewer
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John Darrow
Richard Greig Richard Greig   See fewer
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Albert Conti
Mancini Mancini   See fewer
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Lester Lee
Carl Rupert Carl Rupert   See fewer
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Gigi Parrish
Carmen Rozzini Carmen Rozzini   See fewer
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Richard Tucker
Michael Rupert Michael Rupert   See fewer
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John Harron
Herb Livingston Herb Livingston   See fewer
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Ferike Boros
Mary Schultz Mary Schultz   See fewer
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Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
The Doctor The Doctor   See fewer
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Carl Stockdale
The Judge The Judge   See fewer
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William Worthington
Symphony Chairman Symphony Chairman   See fewer
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Leslie Goodwins
Oboe Player (as Les Goodwin) Oboe Player (as Les Goodwin)   See fewer
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Gregory Golubeff
Max - a Violinist (as Gregory Goluboff) Max - a Violinist (as Gregory Goluboff)   See fewer
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Demetrius Alexis
The Music Lover The Music Lover   See fewer
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Lionel Backus
Partygoer (uncredited) Partygoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Baker
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Paula's Beau (uncredited) Paula's Beau (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Pollard
Rupert's Butler (uncredited) Rupert's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Man in Audience (archive footage) (uncredited) Man in Audience (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Winters
Midget Cellist (uncredited) Midget Cellist (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 39 votes