Melody Master, The

741. THE MELODY MASTER (NEW WINE) (1941-usa). With alan curtis, ilona massey, billy gilbert, binnie barnes. A biography Of Franz Schubert, the great composer, told as only Hollywood could. After losing His job teaching mathematics and leaving his home to avoid induction into the Army. Schubert finds romance on a sheep farm! (look for sterling holloway in an unbilled bit role as a book-keeper). Returning to Vienna with his new love Anna. Schubert fails to interest a publisher, but eventually Anna’s faith in his music (and encouragement from Ludwig Van Beethoven!) leads to his eventual success. Melodramatically told by intercutting to a “modem” romance, the warm story Of a man and his music and a deep love comes through. 80 minutes. Drama-Biography