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SONG O’ MY HEART

Director: FRANK BORZAGE


On the 125th anniversary of his birth, the Irish Film Archive is pleased to present a double-bill celebrating one of the finest lyric tenors of the 20th century, John McCormack.
John McCormack : The People’s Tenor Narrated with great authority and affection by McCormack’s biographer Gordon Ledbetter, this illuminating documentary features a wealth of interviews, archive film and photographs.
2006 • Dir. Martin Dwan • 56 min
Song O’ My Heart John McCormack made his talking picture debut in this drama about a disconsolate concert singer who retires to a country village until the unexpected return of his former sweetheart and her two children (one of whom is played by Maureen O Sullivan in her screen debut) inspires him to resume his career and to perform a concert of songs – much to the delight of McCormack’s millions of fans worldwide.
1930 • Black & White • 85 min

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