Elizabeth and I are nuts about musicals, old musicals that is. We've seen a lot, and the ones that we haven't seen the whole of we've usually seen a part of them. Well, we actually got a musical this week that we hadn't even heard of and that is a fun thing!
The musical is called Deep in My Heart and is a bio-pic of operetta composer, Sigmund Romberg. That made the occasion twice as fun, since Romberg wrote a good portion of the songs that Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald were famous for singing. Not only that, every number was performed by a different guest star which always means high-quality numbers.
Stars included Helen Traubel, Gene and Fred Kelly (wow!), Vic Damone and Jane Powell and tons of others. Then came this number, almost at the end of the picture, and I just kind of forgot anything that had come before. It's Tony Martin singing Lover, Come Back to Me, in a way that you'll never hear again.
I always like to see any of my "princes" billed in a musical, and I don't think that any of their numbers have ever disappointed me, but this one was even better than I would have expected. He's got an amazing voice and is perfect for this song. That earns Mr. Martin five gold stars, considering that he's even singing a song that I heard sung by Nelson Eddy first! Hope you all enjoy the number as much as we did.
All in all, Deep in My Heart was a very enjoyable bio-pic. We also voted it a "tie" for best bio-pic ending along with I'll See You in My Dreams (the story of lyricist Gus Kahn). Romberg's Carnegie Hall performance and "impromptu" release of When I Grow Too Old to Dream is an ending not to be missed!