With a Song in My HeartWith a Song in My Heart
is a 1952
biographical film which tells the story of actress and singer Jane Froman, who was paralyzed by an airplane crash but entertained the troops in World War II
despite having to walk with crutches. It stars Susan Hayward
, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter
, Robert Wagner, Helen Westcott and Una Merkel. Froman herself supplied Hayward's singing voice.
The movie was written by Lamar Trotti and directed by Walter Lang. The title song, With a Song in My Heart, became famous in the UK as the theme to the long-running BBC radio show, Family Favourites.
It won the Academy Award for Original Music Score and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Susan Hayward), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Thelma Ritter), Best Costume Design, Color and Best Sound, Recording.