I've Always Loved You

I've Always Loved You is a 1946 American Technicolor drama film produced and directed by Frank Borzage and written by Borden Chase. The film stars Philip Dorn, Catherine McLeod, William Carter, Maria Ouspenskaya, Felix Bressart and Elizabeth Patterson.[3][4][5] Rare for a film produced by Republic Pictures, I've Always Loved You is a high-budget prestige production with an A-list director in Borzage.[6]

I've Always Loved You
Directed byFrank Borzage
Produced byFrank Borzage
Screenplay byBorden Chase
Based onstory Concerto by Borden Chase[1]
StarringPhilip Dorn
Catherine McLeod
William Carter
Maria Ouspenskaya
Felix Bressart
Elizabeth Patterson
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • December 2, 1946 (1946-12-02) (United States)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.5-2 million[2]


The film was based on Chase's story Concerto which in turn was based on the career of his first wife. It was originally called Concerto and was the most expensive film ever made by Republic Pictures.[1][7].


Radio adaptation

I've Always Loved You was presented on Lux Radio Theatre November 4, 1946. Joseph Cotten and Catherine McLeod starred in the adaptation.[8]


A new restoration of I've Always Loved You by Paramount Pictures, The Film Foundation, and Martin Scorsese screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on February 10, 2018 as part of the museum's program of showcasing 30 restored films from the library of Republic Pictures curated by Scorsese.[6]


  1. "Film Stars in the News-- A "Sun" Thursday Feature". The Sun (11, 068) (LATE FINAL EXTRA ed.). Sydney. 12 July 1945. p. 9. Retrieved 12 October 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  2. FRED STANLEY (29 July 1945). "THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE: Directing Again Writers' Earnings HOLLYWOOD ADDENDA Fire Prevention Tutoring Melchior". New York Times. p. X1.
  3. "I've Always Loved You (1946) - Overview". TCM. Turner Classic Movies, Inc. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  4. Crowther, Bosley (7 September 1946). "Movie Review – Crack Up – THE SCREEN; I've Always Loved You' Is New Feature at Loew's Criterion- 'Crack-Up' Bows at Palace, Carole Landis in Rialto Film At the Palace At the Rialto". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  5. "I've Always Loved You". American Film Institute. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  6. "Martin Scorsese Presents Republic Rediscovered: New Restorations from Paramount Pictures" (PDF). MoMA Press. The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. "FILMS AND FILM STARS Music of the rumo[?]tals". The Examiner. CVI (26). Tasmania, Australia. 12 April 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 12 October 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  8. "Radio Debut". Harrisburg Telegraph. 2 November 1946. p. 19. Retrieved 28 September 2015 via Newspapers.com.

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