With a Song in My Heart
Directed by Walter Lang. US. 1952. NR. 117 minutes. Fox. 35mm.
Sun., September 3, 2017
Overshadowed by director Walter Lang’s other films from this decade (There’s No Business Like Show Business, The King and I, Desk Set), With a Song in My Heart proves to be just as entertaining and enriching as his more famous films. This musical biopic focuses on the triumphs and travails of singer/actress Jane Froman (played by Susan Hayward). From her rise to popularity to the 1943 plane crash that nearly killed her, Ms. Froman’s life is tailored made for the big screen. Also stars Rory Calhoun, Thelma Ritter and a very young Robert Wagner.