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Intermezzo

Released Sep 29, 1939 1h 10m Romance List
100% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 67% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Holger Brandt (Leslie Howard), a famous violinist, returns home from a concert tour and meets Anita (Ingrid Bergman), the woman who teaches his daughter Ann Marie (Ann Todd) piano. Attracted by Anita's youth, Holger asks her to be the accompanist on his next tour, and the two embark on an affair, despite Anita's feelings of guilt. Holger reveals his infidelity to his wife, resolving to spend his life with Anita, but the couple is forced to reexamine their relationship when tragedy strikes. Read More Read Less

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Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm Bergman has an uncharacteristic eagerness... Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 30, 2023 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com If there's anything worth noting of this 1939 version directed by Gregory Ratoff, it's the luminous energy of Bergman, who is impossibly fresh-faced and vibrant. Rated: 3/5 Aug 26, 2020 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy It is first and best an Ingrid Bergman delivery system, and you can never really have too much of that, wouldn't you agree? Rated: 7/10 Nov 8, 2009 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com A remake of the similarly titled Swedish film,"Intermezzo" is a classic tale of romance from 1939. It is also a great glimpse Ingrid Bergman's highly developed talents at just 24-years-old. Rated: B+ May 18, 2009 Full Review Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses Rated: 5/5 Sep 10, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 May 31, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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James B The actors say their lines making sure they don’t interrupt each other. It’s nice to see Bergman at such a young age. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/16/24 Full Review andrew m " it is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others" Thomas answers Anita when she pretends that her adulterous love affair with Holger will bring them happiness. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings and it is what makes Intermezzo a profound work of moral philosophy. From the moment they meet it is inevitable that Anna and Holger will fall in love but this is not simply love at first sight, it is fateful. Their tragedy is that they have no choice but to go through with their love affair but it is courage which saves them from unhappiness for themselves and for Holger's family. In the hands of such wonderful actors as Ingrid Bergman and Leslie Howard this simple tale becomes Shakespearean. For me one of the great movie of Hollywood's golden era. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member [----07/13/2021----] Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member would anyone ever let go of inggrid bergman for real? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie itself isn't good. The way it portrays the love affair between the two main characters especially sucks. However, Ingrid Bergman! You get to see her when she was 24! Enough said. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Holger Brandt (Leslie Howard), a famous violinist, returns home from a concert tour and meets Anita (Ingrid Bergman), the woman who teaches his daughter Ann Marie (Ann Todd) piano. Attracted by Anita's youth, Holger asks her to be the accompanist on his next tour, and the two embark on an affair, despite Anita's feelings of guilt. Holger reveals his infidelity to his wife, resolving to spend his life with Anita, but the couple is forced to reexamine their relationship when tragedy strikes.
Director
Gregory Ratoff
Producer
David O. Selznick
Production Co
United Artists, Selznick International
Genre
Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 29, 1939, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 15, 2017
Runtime
1h 10m