Song of Surrender


  • Written for the 1949 Paramount Pictures film Song of Surrender. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, starring Wanda Hendrix, Claude Rains, Macdonald Carey and Andrea King.
  • In 1906 in Connecticut, Elisha Hunt, the 55-year-old curator of a small government museum, marries Abigail, the 19-year-old daughter of a local farmer. In addition to the differences in their ages in this May-to-December union, Elizha is a man of culture while Abigail is uneducated. Bruce Edridge, young, handsome and wealthy, comes into her life, and they fall in love. Abigail is now faced with two choices; the chance of wealth versus her present mediocre circumstances, or her love for Bruce versus her loyalty to Elisha.
  • SONG OF SURRENDER is sung in the film by Buddy Clark.

Recording History
Mindy Carson, Song of Surrender, RCA Victor, 20-3508, 1949
Cast from soundtrack
Buddy Clark, Song of Surrender / You're Breaking My Heart, Columbia Records, 38546, 1949
Dick Haymes, Song of Surrender / Circus (Louis Alter, Bob Russell), Decca Records, 24700, 1949
Vera Lynn, Song of Surrender / Everything They Said Came True, London, 530, 1949