- OSCAR WINNER:
- Best Original Screenplay
No pretensions. No tantrums. Marjorie Lawrence is a prima donna in the most professional sense of the term. She's a foremost Wagnerian, a soprano equal to the vocal and physical demands of the composer's oeuvre. And she's a beacon of triumph to anyone who fights back when personal tragedy strikes.
Interrupted Melody is the acclaimed tale of Lawrence's rise from Australian outback girl to renowned diva and her subsequent battle against polio, which won the 1955 Academy Award for "Best Screenplay," while Eleanor Parker received a "Best Actress "nomination for her work in the title role.
With the film's selection of glorious arias voiced by uncredited opera-legend-in-the-making Eileen Farrell, and a stellar cast including Glenn Ford and Roger Moore this is a Melody to remember.