Directed by Lewis Milestone, Starring Lewis Milestone, Theodore Bikel, Alec Clunes, Violetta Elvin, Martita Hunt, John Justin, John McCallum, Robert Morley, Patrice Munsel, Marcel Poncin, Sybil Thorndike, Joseph Tomelty, Beatrice Varley, Cecile Chevreau, Charles CraigWritten by Lewis Milestone, Theodore Bikel, Alec Clunes, Violetta Elvin, Martita Hunt, John Justin, John McCallum, Robert Morley, Patrice Munsel, Marcel Poncin, Sybil Thorndike, Joseph Tomelty, Beatrice Varley, Cecile Chevreau, Charles Craig
American opera and musical-comedy soprano Patrice Munsel plays the title role in this filmed biography of famed Australian diva Nellie Melba. The story begins on Nellie's father's cattle farm, where she grew up under her given name of Nelly Mitchell. While studying in Paris with the great Madame Marchesi (Martita Hunt), Nelly is advised to change her name to something more exotic. After attaining international success, Nellie returns to Australia to marry her erstwhile sweetheart (John McCallum), who eventually realizes that he can never find happiness so long as he is forced to share Mme. Melba with the rest of the world. Melba was directed by Lewis Milestone, who'd originally come to Australia to lens 20th Century-Fox's Kangaroo. Hal Erickson, Rovi
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- Publisher: Tom Amorosi
- UPC: 099093211233
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