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The Dancing Years (1976)

| Drama, Musical | TV Movie
The story of a young composer and his relationship with a fiery opera star over the course of several decades.


Richard Bramall


Ivor Novello (play)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Valentine ... Rudi Kleiber
Celia Gregory Celia Gregory ... Maria Ziegler
Susan Valentine ... Grete (as Susan Skipper)
Tim Brierley Tim Brierley ... Franzel
Neville Jason Neville Jason ... Charles
Vera Jakob Vera Jakob ... Hattie
Joyce Grant Joyce Grant ... Cacille Kurt
Kate Coleridge Kate Coleridge ... Lotte
Corinna Seddon Corinna Seddon ... Lilli
Jane Morant Jane Morant ... Elizabeth
Penelope Beaumont Penelope Beaumont ... Hilde
Marilyn Finlay Marilyn Finlay ... Wanda
Belinda Sinclair Belinda Sinclair ... Emmy
Nina Thomas Nina Thomas ... Sonia
Judi Maynard Judi Maynard ... Sari


The story of a young composer and his relationship with a fiery opera star over the course of several decades.

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Excellent example of this genre
11 April 2007 | by ej444See all my reviews

I was so pleasantly surprised by this made-for-TV film that I just had to offer a comment. Although written around late 1930's, I found the dialogue to be honest and meaningful, giving an unexpected realism to the music and to the emotional effect of the overall story. The film starts slow, but give it a chance. It has remarkably honest human moments - moments of honesty in the dialogue which takes the piece way beyond it's genre - a quaint English operetta - into the realm of exceptional musical theatre. I'd like to thank my friend, Dane, for introducing this wonderful music, composer and story to me. I have learned to cherish a new composer, Ivor Novello.

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