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 Posted:   Feb 3, 2011 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

There are times when I hear a Waxman score and I just can't get a grip on it (e.g. MR. SKEFFINGTON).

I was mostly this way while watching THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS.

Until the finale.

Starting about 2:00


Somehow, I was able to get a handle on what he was doing. It was as far away from the usual pretty music as you would usually hear in a film of this era and I enjoyed it.

I don't think the Gerhardt recording did it justice, though.

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2011 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


...that someone will mention this movie being made in 1945.

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2011 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Watch the whole movie starting here:

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2011 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

I didn't know Andy Carroll had two wives.

Does he "Slap" em alot?

Mild.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2014 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

I watched THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS this afternoon because I hardly could believe what I had written about it on my diary 19 years ago.

And I already was right !

The movie is worth watching only for Ann Carter and Franz Waxman. Don't know where the composer found his inspiration but he obviously did not watch the movie, Dieu merci !, because the score is pretty damn good.

The Gerhardt suite is fantastic if you've never watched the movie, so I would love a release of the original recording, à la Rozsa's THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2014 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Thumbs up with you on that, good music nicely done by GERHARDTH and I would like to see a cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2014 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I can't remember the score well-enough to say if the finale is in here, but it's all worth hearing, I think.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2017 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I didn't have to wait for the finale of TWO MRS. CARROLLS, I was in Waxman's corner from the first scene, with its Celtic pastorale. The theme reappears in dramatic action form in the climax, but Gerhardt's suite eschewed the beauty of that melody's first appearance in the film, which is why the RCA suite has always frustrated and disappointed me.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I watched this for the first time this week and it was really a great experience! I particularly enjoy Waxman's scores from this era.

It seems as if a fair amount of scores from this era (including some of "The Two Mrs. Carrolls") still exists at the Syracuse University:

https://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/w/waxman_f.htm#series4

I wonder if SAE/BYU could tackle a release of this stuff or if Intrada could compile a follow-up volume to their first Waxman set?

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Has anyone taken the place of James D'Arc at BYU and will the release of more Max Steiner music on CD'S be forthcoming ?
I also would love to see a second volume of Franz Waxman film music from the 40's and 50's at Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Is the film any good? I've never seen it. (No spoilers, please.)

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

I was surprised to hear the "suggestion" of the main theme from THE NUN'S STORY in the main titles for this movie.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Is the film any good? I've never seen it. (No spoilers, please.)

If you enjoyed "Rebecca" and/or "Suspicion" you should like it wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


Strange to see this post, as I just watched the film for the first time last week. I thought Stefan's reference to Suspicion was most apt...... Both feature Nigel Bruce and glasses of poisoned milk. It isn't a very good film though..... I'm a big fan of Bogey but he is not very good here, the plot is derivative and sloppy, script weak. Once my copy returns from a friend anyone UK based who wants it can have it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2021 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I always wanted to slap that little girl. She was so manipulative.

 
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