Monday, November 29, 2010

Goodbye Again (1961)

Goodbye Again (1961)
(AKA Aimez-Vous Brahms?)
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Music by: Georges Auric
Arranged by: Billy Byers

A 40-year-old woman swaps her sophisticated lover for a young law student. In this story of the love triangle between middle-aged Ingrid Bergman, playboy Yves Montand and very young-for-Bergman, Anthony Perkins (who won the Best Actor Award at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival) there is a scene when Perkins goes to a club and Lucky Thompson's quartet is on floor. They play Love is just a word (written by by Georges Auric and Dory Langdon, based upon Brahms' Third Symphony). Diahann Carroll sings along with them. The band line up consists of Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Maurice Vander, piano; Pierre Michelot, acoustic double bass; Kenny Clarke, drums. There is also a guest appearance by Sacha Distel.

Kenny Clarke

Lucky Thompson, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot


  1. I'm going to have to seek this one out, not just for the jazz - it sounds like a good film

  2. If you couldn't find it, please inform me to find a way of sending it to you or sharing it on the web.

  3. Sssh... the entire film is on YouTube (hidden.)

    Diahann Carroll's scene with the quartet is lovely; it appears at about the 7:00 mark of the 7th clip.

    I read that on the film's album, there is the bit of dialogue spoken by Anthony Perkins and Diahann Carroll as an introduction to the second track which you'll see; in the last two lines on the album she asks him if he will take her home and he agrees. As you'll see, these two lines are not in the finished film.