Sincerely Yours (film)
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Produced by||Henry Blanke|
|Written by||Irving Wallace|
The Man Who Played God|
by Gouverneur Morris
1914 play The Silent Voice
by Jules Eckert Goodman
|Cinematography||William H. Clothier|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
International Artists, Ltd.
|Distributed by||Warner Bros|
|26 November 1955|
Sincerely Yours as a recreation of Liberace’s concert performances and a remake of the Warner Bros. 1932 film The Man Who Played God, which was itself a remake of the 1922 film The Man Who Played God, also based on the Jules Eckert Goodman play The Silent Voice.
Tony Warrin (Liberace) is a very successful pianist who can play practically any kind of music, from classical to Boogie-woogie. He has one ambition left, which is to play at Carnegie Hall. Although his manager, Sam Dunne (William Demarest), and secretary, Marion Moore (Joanne Dru)--who secretly loves him--feel Tony's playing has never been better, he decides to go see Zwolinski (Otto Waldis), the music teacher who made him the musician he is today. There he encounters Linda Curtis (Dorothy Malone), who mistakes him for Zwolinski and explains why she wishes to learn the piano.
In a whirlwind courtship, Tony takes out Linda socially and also performs on the piano for her. He proposes marriage, but since they just met, Linda asks for more time. Before a concert appearance in San Francisco she makes the acquaintance of Howard Ferguson (Alex Nicol), a soldier who has just returned home and intends to resume his career as a composer.
A concert date at Carnegie Hall is finally arranged, only to have tragedy befall Tony--a sudden loss of hearing. It is explained to him that an operation could either cure him or leave him totally deaf. Shaken by this turn of events, Tony turns reclusive and even suicidal inside his New York City penthouse. He learns lip-reading and begins to observe strangers in Central Park, including a young boy, Alvie (Richard Eyer), who also needs an operation.
The boy helps persuade Tony to take a risk, so he undergoes surgery and his hearing returns. He also spies Linda through binoculars with Howard and realizes they are in love, but Linda has been staying with Tony out of sympathy for his situation. Tony plays a Carnegie Hall concert and gives the couple his blessing. When he sees the loyal Marion, he realizes that they can have a future together.
- Liberace as Anthony Warrin
- Joanne Dru as Marion Moore
- Dorothy Malone as Linda Curtis
- Lori Nelson as Sarah Cosgrove
- William Demarest as Sam Dunne
- Richard Eyer as Alvie
- Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. McGinley
- Alex Nicol as Howard
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