Cinema: The Fjords Aren't Alive . . .

Remember The Great Victor Herbert? Or Hi Diddle Diddle! Or how about Never Put It in Writing? Well, Andrew Stone has done it again with Song of Norway. Adapted by Stone from the highly successful 1944 Broadway operetta and filmed in Scandinavia and England at a cost of about $4,000,000, Song is a wildly romanticized biography of Edvard Grieg, once hailed as the "Chopin of the North." By comparison, The Sound of Music is not only trenchant social documentary but a symphonic tour de force.

As portrayed by Norwegian Actor Toralv Maurstad, Grieg comes across as...

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