“Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing” Performed by The Four Aces (1955)

March 7, 2011



OMG! This month’s blogging theme is really bringing back some great memories for me.  The 1955 Academy Award winning  Best Original Song was won by Sammy Fain (Music) and Paul Francis Webster (Lyrics) for “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” which was another hit for the popular Fifties quartet The Four Aces and the song by the Aces that I remember most.  It was everywhere on AM radio so naturally I heard it often.

The movie the song is derived from was one of my faves then and now. The movie was based on the 1952 novel by Han Suyin  titled “A Many-Splendoured Thing.”

It seemed to me, when I watched this movie as a youngster, that I was seeing something so very forbidden  –  a romance between an American man and a Chinese woman.  (LOL at how times have changed) I also swooned at how in love the William Holden character was with the Jennifer Jones character and couldn’t wait to have that kind of love when I grew up. Yes I am a true romantic.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing” won three.  In addtion to winning in the Best Song category an Oscar went to Alfred  Newman for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture and to Charles Le Maire  for Best Costume Design, Color.

I haven’t seen this movie in a while and think I need to track it down on DVD asap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Musically Yours,

 

 

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