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I've been searching for years for a copy of this film as my father acts in it and has never seen it. if anyone out there can help us we'd be extremely grateful. Please email to [email protected] Thanks a million

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Try Amazon.com - I just received my copy today...it's a Portugese import that supposedly plays in all regions and is in English with Portugese subtitles...I hope so or I'm out $27 and change.

The name of the film is "Cancao da Normandia".

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What part did your father play?

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I remember seeing it when I was about 9 years old. My parents took us along with my Great Grandfather who grew up in Selbu Norway. I don't remember much about it other than Florence Henderson and the beautiful scenery of Norway. I would desire to own the film even if the quality of acting was subpar.

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I thought that the acting in this film was fine, and as you point out there is some absolutely breathtaking scenery of Norway, plus Grieg's wonderful music. Frank Porretta as Rikard Nordraak has a lovely voice, and the rest of the cast were very good also.

I don't understand why it has attracted so much criticism, and I really do wish that it could be cleaned up and released onto DVD in a way which would do it justice. It is a much better film than the critics would have us believe, and it had a very long run in London's West End in 1971 where it was very popular.

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I've seen both the single and the double VHS cassette versions. The double cassette version, produced by Anchor Bay, is the better of the two.

Unfortunately, both are pan-and-scan versions of a widescreen format.

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Was it shortened after its premiere in New York City? I have the booklet that they sold in the lobby when it premiered in Pittsburgh and there are photos of scenes that I've never seen. What are the different running times of the single and double VHS?

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