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Torch Song

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
4.38 /10
Joan Crawford , Michael Wilding, Gig Young
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Directed by: Charles Walters
Written by: John Michael Hayes, Jan Lustig from I.A.R. Wylie's story Why Should I Cry?

Released: 1953
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 90

A temperamental star from Broadway (Joan Crawford, pictured) finds love with her blind pianist (Michael Wilding).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Hilariously awful, cliched melodrama, with Crawford - in her first role in a colour movie - giving a very highly coloured performance indeed. Her singing was dubbed (by India Adams) for all but one number, "Tenderly". A must for lovers of showbiz camp. Sample line... Crawford to her kept lover: "You're no good, but you're beautiful."

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